Peel Development Commission chairman Paul Fitzpatrick and CEO Mellisa Teede at the greenfields site of the Peel Business Park at Nambeelup which will future proof the Peel for generations to come

Peel Development Commission chairman Paul Fitzpatrick and CEO Mellisa Teede at the greenfields site of the Peel Business Park at Nambeelup which will future proof the Peel for generations to come

Future generations of Peel residents will be working at jobs whose titles haven’t even been created yet at the Peel Business Park at Nambeelup. Peel Development Commission CEO Mellisa Teede says workers at the industry innovation precinct within the business park will be skilled in roles as yet unimagined.

“When my grandchildren begin their careers, I want their opportunities – and their future – to lie within the Peel region. Make no mistake: this greenfields site will be the innovation hub of Western Australia within a decade. We are talking about a transformational project that will have a major legacy in the Peel region for coming generations.

To ensure that, we’ve put education and training as paramount in Peel Development Commission’s just released regional Blueprint,” said Mellisa Teede.

The business park is one of a series of target legacy projects leveraging off industry growth and diversification to rebalance the Peel economy the Peel Development Commission plans to deliver which are detailed in the Blueprint which is open for public comment until the end of January 2015. 

Peel Development Commission chairman Paul Fitzpatrick said the vision for the Nambeelup business park alone was attracting a great deal of comment across the state’s enterprise. 

“I have been told repeatedly by WA industry leaders they are just waiting for this park to happen. They are keen to be a part of the process and excited by the innovative opportunities it will offer, particularly in viticulture and agribusiness due to its ideal geographical location with proximity to the Perth airport, Bunbury and Fremantle ports,” said Paul Fitzpatrick. 

The vision for the business park is it will encompass five precincts: transport, storage and logistics; manufacturing and engineering; light industrial and commerce; agribusiness and bio industries; technology, innovation and research. 

Paul Fitzpatrick said to date the Blueprint has involved consultation with up to 200 representatives of government, community business and industry, but the public’s feedback was paramount. 

“It’s your children’s future, so have your say,” said Paul Fitzpatrick.

 

The draft Peel Regional Investment Blueprint can be viewed at the Commission’s website www.peel.wa.gov.au, with feedback by email to blueprint@peel.wa.gov.au or by mail to Peel Development Commission, PO Box 543, Mandurah, WA, 6210.

Interviews:

Mellisa Teede, CEO, Peel Development Commission, Ph: 08 9535 0000

Issued by:

Mia Lacy, Mediawriter, Ph: 0419 771 649