In collaboration with the City of Wanneroo, we called for Expressions of Interest from experienced professionals to assist with the design and financial modelling for a new Business Incubator in Meridian Park, Neerabup.
There are more than 200,000 small businesses in Western Australia, contributing $40billion to the State economy each year. Supporting small businesses is essential for social and economic development; creating local jobs and a diverse economic environment.
This Expression of Interest sought proposals from an experienced professional to work with us to develop a Feasibility Study for a business incubator, targeting businesses that may benefit from being located within an 'industrial' zoned area.
Meridian Park is located within the Neerabup Industrial Area - planned to be the most significant new industrial estate in Perth's North West Metropolitan Corridor and expected to generate up to 20,000 new employment opportunities.
Planning for the estate has been based on sustainability principles and has included the development of a comprehensive Economic Development and Employment Generation Strategy.
In conjunction with the City of Wanneroo, LandCorp is embarking on this new strategy for the estate, seeking to target economic development within Meridian Park, as well as generating employment and economic opportunities for the surrounding area.
The Meridian Park Economic Development and Employment Generation Strategy aims to:
Attract businesses that will provide employment self-sufficiency for the region
Support and encourage the growth of businesses established in Meridian Park
Generate job diversity and choice in the North West Corridor
Attract smart businesses and 'knowledge workers' to the region
Attract investment and business uses that will present the best land-use opportunities for the region
The strategy's primary function is to generate strong business development and employment outcomes at Meridian Park. It will also address wider regional issues such as jobs growth and employment self-sufficiency.
A number of initiatives are being developed from the strategy to help ensure appropriate and timely business development and high levels of employment generation and density.
Delivery of social amenity, broadband and security services at Meridian Park will assist in achieving these outcomes