Advocacy - Region, Agribusiness and Neerabup Strategic Link
The key challenge for the City is ensuring that those who choose to call the City home have access to local jobs. This challenge can be met in a variety of ways and includes working with the private sector including land developers to make sure land is set aside for future employment purposes. Attracting business to the City is enhanced by good connectivity including public transport, roads, telecommunications as well as linkages between training, education and job creation.
The advocacy agenda has jobs at its centre. Better transport, enhanced liveability and attracting new industry all come together to local jobs for local people.
One such sector is AGRIBUSINESS
Whilst agribusiness is not a new sector for the City it is a changing sector facing many issues as the City expands its residential footprint.
Understanding these issues is important before a clear advocacy request for political funding and support can be made.
The following Agribusiness information sheet outlines this in more detail:
Neerabup Strategic Link: Flynn Drive
Neerabup Industrial Area (NIA) is a 1,000 hectare site projected to employ in excess of 20,000 people at full capacity and will contribute significantly towards achieving State targets for employment and self-sufficiency in the region. The size of the NIA makes it the largest industrial complex in the Perth Northern Metropolitan Region and the second largest (to Kwinana) in the Perth Metro area.
For the City Neerabup is important for business attraction and job creation. The dualling of Flynn Drive is seen as crucial in opening up Neerabup to the key east-west road connections needed to move goods within the City and between the City and regional freight links including Northlink and the Perth Darwin Highway.
Further information can be viewed by clicking below: