Land allocation approvals for green industrial precinct in the Pilbara
- McGowan Government allocates land for four projects across Maitland Strategic Industrial Area (SIA)
- Maitland SIA is set to become a globally competitive, multi-product green industrial precinct with a focus on the decarbonisation of the Burrup SIA
- Will establish WA as a significant exporter of low-emissions energy
- SIAs build economic synergies and cultivate industrial ecosystems through shared infrastructure.
The McGowan Government's Industrial Lands Panel has approved allocations of land for four projects in Maitland Strategic Industrial Area, with the potential to unlock billion-dollar industrial developments in the Pilbara.
Land allocation approval is an essential step in transforming the Maitland greenfield site into a globally competitive, multi-product industrial precinct, which will support the diversification of the Western Australian economy and the creation of more jobs.
Located approximately 24 km west of the town of Karratha and 39 km south of Dampier Port, the projects approved for land allocations in Maitland will produce hydrogen and ammonia and generate renewable power.
Proponents allocated land in the Maitland SIA include:
- Fortescue Future Industries
- Yara International
- Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers
In addition to proponents' obligations under the Burrup and Maitland Industrial Estates Agreement, the proponents have been advised to commence discussions with Registered Native Title Body Corporate, Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation (NAC) and the State Government. Proponents are obliged by the State to enter into an Indigenous Land Use Agreement with NAC.
The Industrial Lands Panel consists of State Development, Jobs and Trade Minister Roger Cook and Lands Minister John Carey, and has the critical role of considering requests for land in the core of SIAs.
To learn more about SIAs, visit https://siawa.com.au/
Comments attributed to State Development, Jobs and Trade Minister Roger Cook:
"The approval of land allocation for Maitland SIA will help transform the greenfield site into a globally competitive, multi-product industrial precinct.
"Land allocated in the Maitland SIA will enable a range of projects, including ammonia, hydrogen and renewable energy, which will aim to decarbonise emissions on the Burrup Peninsula.
"This is exciting news for the Pilbara, and in particular for Karratha and Dampier, as these projects will create a pipeline of local jobs for years to come.
"Through this process, the McGowan Government is prompting early and ongoing engagement with Traditional Owners through the Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation as the recognised custodians of the land."
Comments attributed to Lands Minister John Carey:
"This is a major boost for regional WA, and in particular for the City of Karratha, as these projects create and sustain local jobs while strengthening and diversifying the State's economy.
"Land allocations in Maitland SIA will enable a range of projects that will aim to decarbonise emissions on the Burrup Peninsula and establish WA as a significant exporter of low-emissions energy."
State Development, Jobs and Trade Minister's office - 6552 6500
Lands Minister's office - 6552 5300