The Kemerton SIA is located approximately 17km north-east of Bunbury and 160km south of Perth (1.5 hour drive).
The Kemerton SIA has a total land area of 7,605ha. This includes a 2,025ha industrial core, 293ha support industry area and buffer of 5,437ha.
Land owned by LandCorp will be leased to proponents when required.
Located within the Shire of Harvey, the Kemerton SIA industrial core is zoned 'Industrial' and the buffer is zoned 'Rural' under the Shire's District Planning Scheme No. 1 (DPS 1), with additional restrictions pursuant to Special Control Area No 2 within the Greater Bunbury Region Scheme, which is administered by the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage.
The Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area Structure Plan was adopted on 24 May 2017 and sets the planning framework to guide the future development of the industrial area. The structure plan can be downloaded here.
The Structure Plan is supported by technical reports outlined in the respective headings below.
Industries are encouraged to co-locate within the Kemerton SIA to create synergies such as the re-use of products or by-products and the efficient use of land.
An overarching Kemerton SIA Environmental Management Plan has been prepared to provide information regarding environmental values of the development, as well as outlining a process and framework for future environmental approvals and management.
A Quantitative Risk Assessment has been undertaken to identify the overall risk presented by a proposed suite of conceptual industries likely to locate to the Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area.
An Overarching Water Management Strategy has been prepared to support the Structure Plan. It demonstrates the area is capable of supporting further development with respect to water related constraints. It also informs the water management detail required by each proponent at subdivision stage.
A Bushfire Management Plan has been created for the development. It provides a strategic Bushfire Hazard Level Assessment and an assessment of the bushfire protection criteria for Kemerton SIA.
To assist in developing the Structure Plan, air quality modelling for a suite of conceptual industries located within the industrial core of the development was undertaken. Air Quality Report modelling predicts zones of gaseous emission, particulate and odour impact.
An Environmental Noise Assessment was also undertaken to predict noise emissions from a typical mix of industries and determine the maximum noise level applicable to each lot within the development.
Proponents requiring significant services may be required to provide those services on-site or extend services to their sites.
A Civil Servicing and Engineering Services Report has been prepared and summarises the provision of services within the development.
A number of key water sources are available for the Kemerton SIA and include Groundwater Abstraction (Potable and Process), Recycled water from Verve Pipeline (Process), Recycled water from Kemerton Wastewater Treatment Plant (Process), Integrated Water Supply Scheme (Potable), Wellington Dam (Potable and Process) and Recycled water from MIC Treatment Plant (Process).
Kemerton is adjacent to Western Power’s Marriot Road Substation, Kemerton Terminal and a major 330kV transmission line. The site is traversed by a major 132kV transmission line, several three phase 22kV distribution lines and several single phase 22kV distribution lines.
The Dampier-to-Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBNGP) also traverses Kemerton SIA.
A rail freight corridor from Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area to the Bunbury Port has been identified and is outlined in the Siding and Spur Rail Design Report.
The corridor will provide a long term compatibility between transport activities and land planning.
Telstra has a network building located at the Kemerton Wastewater Treatment Plant site in Marriot Road. This site is connected to the main network via optic fibre to the Bunbury-Mandurah link and the building contains transmission equipment capable of supporting a large volume and range of communications services. Optic fibre cables extend west from this site to service at least five customer sites in the Marriot Road area with wideband and/or data products.
Land within the Kemerton SIA is generally not subject to Native Title.
An Aboriginal Heritage Survey has been prepared for the Kemerton SIA.
There are no known European Heritage sites within the Kemerton SIA.