Land Surrounding Geelong Ring Road To Be Developed

Land Surrounding Geelong Ring Road To Be Developed

Victoria Deputy Premier Peter Ryan

Victoria Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Development Damian Drum

Geelong Investment Attraction Strategy Launched

Victor P Taffa

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Development Damian Drum today launched an investment strategy that could attract more than 10,000 jobs in Geelong.

Representing Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan, Mr. Drum said the Geelong Ring Road Employment Precinct (GREP) prospectus highlighted the wealth of opportunities for industrial development in Geelong.

“The GREP (formerly the Heales Road Industrial Estate) comprises around 500 ha of industrial-zoned land, of which about 327 ha is currently undeveloped.” Mr. Drum said.

“The GREP is 40 mins drive from Melbourne and strategically located close to public and private sector infrastructure, including road, rail, air and port, and its development will generate investment, export and job opportunities for Geelong and the whole state.”

“The precinct, which is 6 km from the Port of Geelong and 12 km from Avalon Airport, offers direct access to a skilled workforce that is readily available in the districts of Lara, Corio and Norlane.”

The 16-page prospectus has been produced by the City of Greater Geelong, which owns 129 ha of undeveloped land at the GREP.

The prospectus promotes Geelong’s lifestyle, skilled workforce and proximity to Melbourne, GREP’s strategic location and access to road, rail, sea and air transport, the precinct’s competitively priced land and the range of infrastructure and services available to facilitate development.

Deputy Premier Mr Ryan said the Coalition Government and the City of Greater Geelong had worked closely to facilitate new investment in the GREP.

“City of Greater Geelong Council estimates the GREP, when fully occupied, has the potential to generate up to 10,000 direct jobs and 12,000 jobs for the region indirectly.” Mr. Ryan said.

“A recent investment at the GREP is RPC Technologies’ $17.7 Million pipe manufacturing plant, which has created 112 new jobs.” Mr. Ryan said.

 

 

Damian Drum Parlt. Sec. to Minister for Regional & Rural Developemnt

Damian Drum Parlt. Sec. to Minister for Regional & Rural Developemnt