Latitude 32 Industry Zone

Strategically located in Perth’s south-west corridor, just 27km from the CBD, Latitude 32 Industry Zone forms an integral part of Western Australia's most important industrial region, the Western Trade Coast; a gateway to international markets, employing over 11,000 people and generating more than $15 billion annually.

Latitude 32’s proximity to existing and planned major infrastructure, including the proposed Westport, intermodal freight terminal and the planned regional road network ensures it is designed to meet demand for industrial land in the Perth metropolitan area over the short and long-term.

Covering more than 1,400 hectares, Latitude 32 is one of the largest industrial zones in Australia. It is made up of six distinct development areas, each at different stages of development. There are two areas currently within the subdivision and development stage; The Flinders Precinct which is now completely sold and Orion Industrial with lots available via pre-sale.

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Supporting Industry & Jobs Growth

The State Government's vision for Latitude 32 is to provide a flexible and adaptable industrial area that supports economic and employment growth in the vital Western Trade Coast region. To be developed over 30 years, Latitude 32, is driven by market demand and is a driving force for the Western Australian economy. Part of both the City of Cockburn and the City of Kwinana, At its completion, Latitude 32 is anticipated to have created up to 10,000 jobs and be home to hundreds of businesses. 

In addition to Latitude 32, there are three primary estates within the Western Trade Coast:

Australian Marine Complex – special industrial use including shipbuilding and maintenance, manufacturing, fabrication, defence services and technology.

Rockingham Industry Zone– predominantly heavy industrial use including chemical, petroleum, advanced materials and heavy engineering. General and light industrial uses also available.

Kwinana Industrial Area– heavy industrial use including petroleum and minerals refineries, power stations, chemical plants and cement works.

Latitude 32 has been planned to complement these estates by supplying general and transport industrial land to support the neighbouring strategic, heavy and special industrial projects. Latitude 32 benefits from access to road, rail and sea transport networks, including the following existing infrastructure:

  1. Kwinana Bulk Terminal,
  2. Rail connection to Kewdale and the Mid-West,
  3. Fremantle Port,
  4. High wide load corridor linking Kewdale to Henderson,
  5. Rowley Road extension, and
  6. Australian Marine Complex.

It is also ideally located to benefit from significant proposed infrastructure investments including:

  1. Outer Harbour
  2. Intermodal Terminal, and
  3. Planned investment in the regional road network including, Fremantle Rockingham Controlled Access Highway, Rowley Road, and upgrades to Anketell and Russell Roads.

 

Industrial synergies within the Western Trade Coast
Industrial synergies within the Western Trade Coast
Latitude 32 locality and surrounding infrastructure
Latitude 32 locality and surrounding infrastructure

The History of Latitude 32

The Hope Valley-Wattleup Redevelopment Project was an outcome of the recommendations of the Fremantle-Rockingham Industrial Area Regional Strategy (FRIARS) which was prepared by the Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) in the late 1990s, and was premised on the need to protect and optimise the Kwinana Industrial Area.

The three key objectives of FRIARS were to:

  1. Resolve land use conflict between industrial uses within the Kwinana Industrial Area and surrounding residential uses,
  2. Create the opportunity to meet the demand for general industrial land in an area where existing infrastructure can easily be upgraded to cater for this type of development, and
  3. Generate employment opportunities with the development of general Industrial land in a region where unemployment is of significant concern.

The Hope Valley-Wattleup Redevelopment Act (the Act) was enacted in 2000 and provides for the development and redevelopment of land within Latitude 32, and conferred planning, development control and other functions to the WAPC.

The Act established the Authority (DevelopmentWA) with the functions to plan, undertake, promote and coordinate the development and redevelopment of land in the redevelopment area. The Act repealed the Metropolitan Regional Planning Scheme in addition to the planning schemes of the City of Cockburn and the City of Kwinana. The preparation of a Master Plan formed part of DevelopmentWA's initial responsibility - to provide the framework and guidelines for future development of the area.

The redevelopment project is now known as the Latitude 32 Industry Zone. DevelopmentWA is working with a number of project partners, landowners and developers to plan, promote, coordinate and implement the development of Latitude 32.

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