More information on the Ashburton North SIA is available below.
The Ashburton North SIA is located approximately 11km southwest of the town of Onslow in Western Australia.
Onslow is located 1,100km north of Perth and 300km west of Karratha.
There are daily passenger flights from Perth Airport to the new Onslow Airport (approximately 2 hours flight time). There are also daily passenger flights from Perth to Karratha Airport. Onslow is 3 hours drive from Karratha.
The majority of the Ashburton North SIA is Crown land. When the land is required by proponents, the land will be transferred to DevelopmentWA in freehold ownership and leased to proponents.
The Port area is vested with the Pilbara Port Authority.
The Scheme Report summarises previous planning over the Ashburton North SIA and documents a list of further Technical Reports available from the Western Australian Planning Commission at request.
The Economic and Market Analysis provides a vision and strategy for the Ashburton North SIA to become a sustainable industrial estate by identifying industries with a competitive advantage to locate within the Ashburton North SIA and how such industries may form synergistic clusters.
The Environmental Assessment Report identifies the key environmental characteristics of the Ashburton North SIA and defines the potential environmental impacts and proposed mitigation measures required for future developments.
The Engineering Gap Analysis Report provides a summary of the current engineering features of the Ashburton North SIA and likely engineering requirements for proponents to consider in the future.
DevelopmentWA can also provide proponents with detailed LIDAR countour mappaing of the Ashburton SIA on request.
Parts of the Ashburton North SIA are still subject to native title. The determined native title holders for the area are the Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation (BTAC).
All ground disturbing activities within the Ashburton North SIA likely to disturb an aboriginal heritage site are subject to the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA). Information in relation to registered aboriginal heritage sites and aboriginal heritage matters in general can be found at the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage - Aboriginal Heritage.
DevelopmentWA has undertaken a European Heritage Report on the Old Onslow Townsite, which is listed on the State Register of Heritage Places and is afforded protection under the Heritage of Western Australia Act 1990 (WA). The report identifies a number of strategies to manage the impacts of development on the Old Onslow Townsite.