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Western Australia Minister for Planning John Day

Comment Sought On Draft Plans For Latitude 32 Industry Zone

Victor P Taffa

Landowners, residents and other stakeholders have an opportunity to provide comment on the State Government’s plans for development of the Latitude 32 Industry Zone at Hope Valley Wattleup.

The draft Latitude 32 district structure plan and revised master plan will guide development of the remaining 1,269 ha area following the approval of the area’s first estate in 2008, the 157 ha Flinders Precinct, which is currently being developed.

Planning Minister John Day said the State Government was undertaking the complex planning for Latitude 32 on behalf of all landowners.

“Over a 30-year time frame, Latitude 32 will deliver 14 commercial and industrial precincts for general industry, transport, commercial and business parks, as well as resource recovery and parks and recreation zones.” Mr. Day said.

“When fully developed, Latitude 32 is projected to provide up to 10,000 jobs.”

“It will contribute to the growth of national and international trade for Western Australia.  Land will be rolled out by a variety of developers as well as LandCorp.” Mr. Day said.

The Minister said the Western Australian Planning Commission had selected Latitude 32 as the preferred location for the proposed Kwinana Freight Terminal.

“Both the revised master plan and draft district structure plan include the facility as part of the area’s broader planning.” the Minister said.

As outlined in the State Budget last week, the acquisition of land at Latitude 32 through the Industry and Infrastructure Fund is part of LandCorp’s $375.5 Million asset investment program for 2010-11.

The public comment period opens today and closes on Monday, July 26, 2010.

Latitude 32 Information

  • The Latitude 32 development area is located between Fremantle and Rockingham in Perth’s rapidly expanding south-western corridor;
  • The Fremantle Rockingham Industrial Area Regional Strategy in 1999 identified the Hope Valley Wattleup as a future industrial area to protect and support the Kwinana Industrial area;
  • The initial master plan was released in 2004 and endorsed by the State Government in 2005;
  • The master plan has been revised to reflect community and stakeholder input into the structure planning design process;
  • The Department of Planning confirmed Latitude 32 as the preferred location for the proposed intermodal terminal in early 2010;
  • The State Government owns 20 % of the land within Latitude 32.  The remainder is privately owned by a large of number rural landowners as well as major agricultural and quarry operators;
  • Civil works to prepare the first estate for industrial development – Flinders Precinct – commenced in May 2010, speeding up delivery of 69ha;
  • Flinders Precinct is strategically located close to the Australian Marine Complex, Kwinana and Rockingham industrial areas, Kwinana Freeway, proposed new port facilities and the future Kwinana Freight Terminal;
  • Two community information sessions will be held on Thursday 3 June 2010 and Monday 14 June 2010 at the Alcoa Social Club, 19 Hope Valley Road (off Cockburn Rd), Naval Base between 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm.

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