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$3m boost for Bunbury business park to support long-term growth

Monday, 10 June 2019

Opportunities for long-term business growth and jobs creation will be unlocked at Bunbury’s Halifax Business Park, thanks to a $3 million boost from the State Government.

The funding will allow an infrastructure enhancement project to get underway later this year that will improve security, safety, access and infrastructure for local businesses.

The project will involve the installation of CCTV at strategic locations and entrances within the precinct, improving the road network by installing a slip lane, and providing sewerage to an area that does not currently have it.

The Bunbury Geographe Chamber of Commerce and Industry, City of Bunbury, South West Development Commission and local businesses worked together to identify the areas that need to be addressed in order to facilitate growth.

SWDC acting chief executive officer Rebecca Ball congratulated the members of the Halifax Working Group for their work that led to achieving funding that will benefit the business park.

“Halifax Business Park will be a better place to do business for current and future businesses, thanks to the efforts of this group,” Ms Ball said.

“The project will address the issues relating to infrastructure within the precinct, with the enhancements to support long-term investment and generate economic growth.”

Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan praised the collaborative approach taken to ensure good outcomes for the local business community of today and tomorrow.

“It has been a collaborative effort to this point and I am sure current and future local businesses operating in the area will enjoy the benefits of these improvements,” Mayor Brennan said.

Member for Bunbury Don Punch congratulated the efforts of all those involved including members of the local business community.

“I am really pleased to see this project going ahead as the business owners in Halifax have been calling for this investment for such a long time and I would like to recognise those local businesses owners who have worked hard for years to secure this funding,” Mr Punch said.

“For businesses to be able to thrive they need the right environment and supporting infrastructure which is what these improvements are set to deliver.

“The Halifax Business Park is a really important asset for our local economy but it needs some improvement to become an even more attractive option for businesses. Strong local businesses mean more jobs and economic growth so this is a critical investment for Bunbury.”

It is expected that the process of installing CCTV cameras at 22 locations will begin later this year.

Future upgrades will include the provision of a slip lane at the major southern entrance off the South Western Highway into Halifax Drive, and the installation of sewerage.

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