The State Government’s proposed Shotts Industrial Park will be key to growing Collie’s future as an industrial and employment centre.
Located 7km east of the townsite, it is a strategic land project for coal-related industrial uses and will substantially increase jobs in the South West, becoming a major economic development for the region.
Shotts Industrial Park will be the key land in the region for downstream processing for the coal industry.
Momentum is building for the 235ha park, with interest from two high-profile coal-related industries and support from the business community as well as State and local governments.
The land is majority-owned by the State Government under a range of titles and zonings and we expect development to be carried out through leasehold tenure rather than freehold land sales.
Shotts Industrial Park was identified as a suitable area to establish coal-related industries in the late 1990s.
The park itself was first proposed in 2001.
A steering committee comprising LandCorp, the Shire of Collie, the South West Development Commission, the Department of Planning, and the Department of State Development selected the site due to its proximity to existing infrastructure and compatibility of surrounding land uses.
State Cabinet endorsed the Shotts Industrial Park business case in February 2009.
We are now undertaking the land assembly needed to create the park.