News and Updates

 

06 January 2017 15:30

City of Ballarat works with State Government to Advance BWEZ

Initial subdivision works at the Ballarat West Employment Zone are now complete.

 

Initial subdivision works, undertaken by local company Pipecon, at the Ballarat West Employment Zone (BWEZ) are now complete; works include an initial release of 36 hectares of industrial land, construction of roads, provision of services (including gas, recycled water and NBN) and landscaping.


The project has been designed to support high-productivity freight vehicles; three sales, comprising 14.3 hectares of land, have been secured. Further announcements regarding sales of the balance of serviced land are expected soon.


The first land sale was completed in October 2015 with Broadbent Grain purchasing a site of 10.7 hectares for the construction of a $24 million export grain handling facility. Land has also been purchased by Agrimac, an advanced farming and agricultural equipment supplier, and by Kane Transport for a freight and shipping facility.


Designed and constructed for industry to enhance business productivity, Ballarat West Employment Zone (BWEZ) is the region’s engine room for jobs and economic growth over the next 20 years.


BWEZ is a long-term project to unlock land for industry and stimulate diverse business activity to deliver local jobs. BWEZ comprises 438 hectares of State owned 'greenfields' land adjacent to the Ballarat Airport and is a high quality, high-profile industrial and commercial precinct.


The Minister for Regional Development, Jaala Pulford and the Mayor of Ballarat, Cr Samantha McIntosh, will be on site today to inspect progress.


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