The Western Trade Coast is a 3,900 hectare industrial region that has been designed as a gateway to global industry wanting to access the growing economy, secure infrastructure and skilled workforce in WA. The location, facilities and infrastructure make it the perfect option for business collaboration with China and South East Asia.
Located 30 minutes south of Perth at Cockburn Sound, the Western Trade Coast has direct links to air, sea, road and rail network making it the ideal place to locate for strategic business.
The Western Trade Coast provides the opportunity for businesses to be part of WA’s strong economic growth. With world-class infrastructure, export facilities and significant government partnerships, the Western Trade Coast is one of the fastest growing trade and industry regions in Australia, supplying businesses with all they need to support major operations.
The mix of industries provides businesses within the Western Trade Coast with direct access to customers, suppliers, end-users and services all in the one location, making it Western Australia’s premier location for trade and industry.
Business activities within the Western Trade Coast region are a major contributor to the economy. The region employs over 11,000 people and generates more than $15 billion per annum.
The region accounts for two per cent of WA’s Gross State Product, contributing over a third of all value added in WA’s manufacturing sector. When fully developed, Western Trade Coast is forecast to employ more than 22,000 people with a forecast value to the WA economy of $28 billion.
As the Western Trade Coast continues to become a globally recognised industrial and port region, it will both underpin and benefit from WA’s bright future.
The Western Trade Coast provides businesses with the following:
- Support infrastructure including deep-water port access, high wide load transport routes, warehousing and transport services and land access
- A strong relationship exists with community through an agreed buffer zone protecting both community and industry
- Ideal location that supports WA’s oil, gas and mineral resources industry and the 1.9 million people that live in the Greater Perth Region
- A critical training ground for skills required in the resources sector
- Local content benefits from the growth of WA’s oil, gas and mineral resources sectors
- Continued business growth close to $2 billion to be injected into the region over the next 5 years to increase their capacity and efficiency
- Integrated, innovative and adaptive business environment