Industrial development
Industrial development (stock image). Photo – Canva.
  • 12 new lots, available by presale, are sized from 2,167sqm to 6,526sqm
  • Works will soon commence to deliver 6ha of industrial land
  • The work, being delivered by Densford Civil, is set for completion December 2021

With land shortages being one of the topics of the day, the West Australian government recently released a dozen new lots in a Forrestdale industrial estate.

Forrestdale is on the fringe of the metro region, about 30 kilometres southeast of Perth CBD. Named after John Forrest, the first premier of WA, the suburb sits in the city of Armadale and has been earmarked as a developing industrial centre.

$27 million has been invested by the WA government to develop the area.

The 12 new lots, available by presale, are sized from 2,167sqm to 6,526sqm and will appeal to showroom, office, workshop and other business types looking to benefit from access to major transport routes and access to the soon to be realigned Anstey Road.

Buyers looking for even larger lots have the opportunity to customise and amalgamate lots up to 1.1ha in size. All lots will be fully serviced with power, water, sewer and broadband network access connections.

Works will soon commence to deliver 6ha of industrial land and complete the connection of Allen Road from Ranford Road through to the soon-to-be realigned Anstey Road.

Together these works are tipped to deliver around 100 construction jobs and once fully operational, businesses operating on the land are expected to create 185 further local ongoing jobs.

“The works being undertaken here at Forrestdale Business Park West are another step in opening up the 140ha of industrial land, creating 1,493 new local jobs for the fast-growing south-east corridor while providing new key amenity for the area.”

Lands Minister Tony Buti

Delivered by DevelopmentWA’s Industrial Lands Authority (ILA), the funding will create a new pump station, power and water upgrades, critical land acquisitions for wider road reserves, new intersections at Keane and Allen Roads, Ranford and Anstey Roads and Keane and Armadale Roads, as well as upgrades to Allen and Keane Roads to accommodate heavy vehicles.

In addition to the State Government funds, the Scheme contributions from DevelopmentWA and private landowners is funding infrastructure works to a total value of $22.7 million.

Local MLA for Jandakot Yaz Mubarakai remarked that the expansion meant more local jobs for people of the south-eastern suburbs.

“The appeal of this estate is also the incredible amount of work completed or in the pipeline to improve the connecting roads, including Tonkin Highway, Armadale Road and Anstey Road,” he said.

The work, being delivered by Densford Civil, is set to be completed by year-end.

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