WA allocates land for $70bn of industrial developments

Companies from Korean steel giant POSCO to renewables leader Fortescue Future Industries are among companies who will benefit from a bold move by the Western Australian government to allocate industrial land for major resource processing industries.

The state government announced Land allocation approvals for multiple industrial companies in Boodarie and Ashburton North to enable $70 billion of industrial developments.

Located 12 kilometres south of the Onslow town site in the Shire of Ashburton, the 8,000 hectare Ashburton North Strategic Industrial Area  land allocations focus on production of ammonia and methanol. The area has been designed for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and domestic gas processing as well as related downstream processing industries.

Developments will be grouped to promote efficient transfer of products between facilities, creating synergistic product value chains.

Proponents allocated land in the Ashburton SIA are:

  • Equus Energy (a subsidiary of Western Gas Corporation)
  • And Fortescue Future Industries.

Five projects have been allocated land in the 4,000 hectare Boodarie Strategic Industrial Area 12 kilometres south of Port Hedland for the production of green iron ore, ammonia, hydrogen, and lithium sulphate monohydrate.

Proponents allocated land in the Boodarie SIA are:

  • Fortescue Metals Group
  • Alinta Energy
  • Tees Valley Lithium
  • And BP.

State Development, Jobs and Trade Minister Roger Cook said the approvals would help transform these sites into globally competitive, multi-product industrial precincts.

“The projects across the two SIAs will deliver a range of projects including ammonia, green iron ore, and hydrogen.

“From job creation to growing the local advanced manufacturing industry and servicing international markets, we will see the economic benefits of these land allocations and these projects flow through the WA economy over time.”


Picture: Development WA/Boodarie Strategic Industrial Area

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