THE WA government is moving ahead with plans to transform a strategic site in Kalgoorlie into an industrial development, creating new jobs in the region.
The 214-hectare key strategic site, known as Lot 350, in Kalgoorlie’s western fringes has been managed by the city of Kalgoorie-Boulder council, who have now agreed to relinquish management order.
The government intends to lease five-hectares of the site back to the city to then be subleased for a mining venture.
“The McGowan Government is committed to creating regional jobs and supporting the growth of the Western Australian economy, in which Kalgoorlie plays a significant role,” said Tony Buti, lands minister.
The site is now being valued and surveyed by the government’s department of planning, lands and heritage in preparation of transferring titles to DevelopmentWA.
DevelopmentWA are fast-tracking the development and servicing of the lot, in order to enter the land to the market and stimulate the growth of business in the area.
“These projects will generate local jobs, both during construction and in future business operations, bringing further economic activity to Kalgoorlie and the broader Goldfields community,” said Ali Kent, Kalgoorlie MLA.
Before the land is transferred to DevelopmentWA however, the government’s department of planning, lands and heritage have formalised a license for due diligence investigations, with site now underway with EnergyOz first investigating the site for their gas fired power plant project.
“As the member for Kalgoorlie, it’s great to see this Government’s commitment to supporting regional local jobs, continue to be a priority,” said Kent.
The state government has committed to working with the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and stakeholders in the planning, sale and development of the lot.