THE City of Swan’s project to design and construct a road link via Stock Rd, between Railway Pde and the Great Northern Hwy in Bullsbrook has been selected to proceed to the full business case stage of the regional growth fund.
Pearce MHR Christian Porter said this was exciting news for the area as the first stage of the assessment process had been highly competitive.
“With more than 300 applications received from state and territory governments, local governments, businesses and not-for-profit organisations, having this project progress to the next stage of the application process is fantastic,’’ he said.
“The projects selected can drive economic growth and create jobs both immediately and in the longer term and this one is no different.
“This project will allow the South Bullsbrook industrial precinct and the Bullsbrook intermodal freight terminal to be developed – expanding freight into the northern sub-regional corridor and providing industry access to regional, interstate and international markets.
“Thirty-eight direct jobs will be created during the construction phase of the project and provide 2100 indirect jobs, as well as a further 4900 jobs on full development of the west South Bullsbrook industrial precinct.
“This project will potentially generate enough activity to support up to 25,000 indirect opportunities over the next 15 years and generate opportunities for private and public transport in the region.’’
Mr Porter said the project was one step away from receiving funding.
He said the regional growth fund would provide grants of $10 million or more for major transformational projects that supported long-term economic growth and create regional jobs.