The Western Trade Coast (WTC) is Australia’s premier industrial region providing many benefits for businesses establishing and growing operations in Western Australia.
Western Australia’s sophisticated and profitable economy is Australia’s strongest, consistently outperforming the nation’s growth. Open and dynamic, it is an economy built on strong international investment and trade, with a distinguished track record in the development of large, technically advanced mineral and petroleum processing projects.
WA’s highly skilled workforce of over 1.1 million people has among the best levels of education and technical skills in the world. Industries in the WTC enjoy access to a large skilled workforce living locally in high-quality residential areas with education, medical and recreational amenities to attract and retain quality employees.
The WTC has large areas of greenfields industrial land that can meet the specific requirements of any industry of any size, from the larger resource processor to the smaller leading edge specialist manufacturer. It provides the opportunity for new and exciting industries to share in and contribute to Western Australia’s outstanding economic prospects.
The State Government plans on introducing legislation to establish a recognized buffer zone that delineates a dear boundary between industry and residential areas and protecting the long-term viability of industry in the area, while also ensuring adequate separation between heavy industry and other land uses.
The WTC is well connected to major transport links including port access, road and Perth’s separate freight rail network. The area provides easy access to the Kwinana Freeway and a high wide load corridor that links Henderson to Kewdale, WA’s most important heavy freight location and home to Perth’s primary intermodal facility.
Designed to cater for the highest calibre industries, the WTC offers first-class state-of-the-art technology and infrastructure and is future-proofed to accommodate upcoming demand.
Integrated Industrial ecology
The WTC is a global leader in exploiting the benefits of the co-location of businesses. WTC industries have built extensive customer-supplier networks that produce significant competitive advantages for all. Established support infrastructure, such as the nearby Fremantle Port and Common User Facilities at the Australian Marine Complex, help create an efficient model of industrial resource integration.
A driving force in industrial and port regions, the WTC is ideally positioned to trade with significant markets in Australia, Asia, the Indian Ocean region, and beyond. WA shares the same time zone with many Asian countries, facilitating business during regular working hours.