WEST Australian Lands Minister Terry Redman last week officially opened the first release of industrial land within the Rockingham Industry Zone.
Mr Redman said the release was part of a 400-hectare general and strategic industrial precinct that will significantly contribute to the continued economic development of Perth.
The Rockingham Industry Zone is adjacent to the Kwinana Industrial Area, Western Australia's long established and nationally significant strategic industrial precinct within the Western Trade Coast.
"By being close to so many large-scale nationally significant industries, as well as hundreds of support businesses within the greater Western Trade Coast, this prime land will offer significant opportunities to business," the Minister said.
"The Western Trade Coast is one of Australia's largest and most valuable stretches of integrated industrial land.
"It generates more than $15 billion in annual sales and employs more than 11,000 people, providing an important source of sustainable jobs and business opportunities for Perth's growing southern corridor."
The 24-hectare Stage 1 release offers seven lots from 3 hectares to 3.8 hectares, with the opportunity to amalgamate lots for buyers seeking larger parcels of land.
The Rockingham Industry Zone caters for a wide range of business types and industries, including chemical, gas, petroleum, raw material, advanced ceramics, transport and logistics, fabrication and heavy engineering industries.
"Rockingham Industry Zone is a high quality established industrial area supporting the continued development of Rockingham as a significant regional centre," Mr Redman said.
Freehold and leasehold options are available in Stage 1, with all lots fully serviced with power, water, sewer and high speed broadband access. Site works are due to be completed by the end of 2014, with titles expected in February 2015.
Once fully developed, the Rockingham Industry Zone is expected to be home to more than 60 businesses and provide up to 2,000 jobs.