The suburbs surrounding the Western Trade Coast (WTC), located within the Cities of Cockburn, Kwinana and Rockingham, are rapidly developing residential communities and offer an ideal location for local workers and families to live.
The cities feature natural bushlands, beaches, a range of schools, retail precincts, community facilities and accessible public transport. The vibrant city centres feature a wide selection of shops, restaurants and cafes.
The area boasts an ideal coastal lifestyle for families, with safe beaches for children and a range of leisure activities available year round, from snorkelling, sailing and surfing to fishing and crabbing. Rockingham and the nearby Safety Bay area is a popular summertime holiday destination renowned for its sandy beaches and some of Western Australia’s best sailing and windsurfing opportunities.
The communities are well set up to cater for different sporting interests with numerous sporting clubs, picturesque golf courses, parks and recreation centres available.
The businesses within the WTC play an important role in the fabric of the local community, providing employment, training and development, and supporting community groups.
The WTC generates some $15 billion annually and employs approximately 11,000 people directly and 26,000 people indirectly. When fully developed, the WTC is expected to create up to 22,000 jobs and have a total output of about $28 billion.
To protect both the local community and the long-term viability of industry in the area, the WTC operates under strong responsible environmental practices and has hopes to achieve an agreed buffer zone with the State Government planning on introducing legislation establishing a buffer. This creates adequate separation between heavy industry and other land uses.
The WTC Industries Committee, along with the State Government are committed to continuing this approach to ensure cohesive and sustainable growth in the community.