More information on the Shotts SIA can be found below.
The Shotts SIA is located 7.5km east of the Collie town site in Western Australia's Collie Basin.
Collie is situated 47km from Bunbury (approximately 45 minute drive) and 200km south of Perth (approximately 2 hour drive).
The Shotts SIA has a net developable area of 210ha over five development sites.
LandCorp owns freehold titles for all five of the development areas in the Shotts SIA.
The Shotts SIA is located within the boundaries of the Shire of Collie.
Under the Shire's Local Planning Scheme No. 5 (LPS5), the Shotts SIA is designated as 'Special Use Zone No. 11 – Shotts Industrial Park and Structure Plan Area – SPA No.1' for the purposes of activities associated with coal mining.
In 2010 the Shotts SIA Structure Plan was approved by the Western Australian Planning Commission, and sets out the various land uses.
It is supported by the Structure Plan Report.
The development of the Shotts SIA is intended to promote and encourage the downstream processing of coal-related products with the potential to create alternative markets for coal with improved environmental outcomes. The proximity to other industries within the Shotts SIA is also designed to encourage interdependencies between industries and reuse of any by-products.
The Shotts SIA Structure Plan has been developed to manage and protect ecological water systems, native vegetation and manage potential pollution emissions, air quality and noise levels.
The Shotts SIA land area also has a 3km buffer to ensure that air and noise pollution will not affect incompatible land uses. This is supported by the land zoning and Shotts SIA Structure Plan.
The Shotts SIA is strategically positioned between the Muja Power Station, the Bluewaters Power Station, existing water, power, road and rail infrastructure and associated coal mines.
Proponents requiring significant services may be required to provide those services on-site or extend service infrastructure to their sites.
A Native Title Agreement has been agreed which clears Native Title and allows development to occur within the Shotts SIA.
Future proponents will be required to comply with any related obligations under the Native Title Agreement as part of their lease.
An Aboriginal Heritage survey has been undertaken and no sites of significance were recorded at the site.
Several locations on the eastern side of the Shotts SIA contain European historical remains indicative of the town-site but do not constrain development on the created lots. No buildings remain in the area with only some evidence of foundations and roads.