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KIC InFocus

The latest news, information and trends from around the Western Trade Coast.

David Harrison
2024-25 State Budget Summary

2024-25 State Budget Summary

Today the Western Australian Government handed down its final budget before the next state election. KIC has studied the budget papers and prepared the following summary on the relevant measures for the Western Trade Coast.

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KIC InFocus – April

KIC InFocus – April

Read the latest edition of the KIC member newsletter – InFocus. Each month we look forward to sharing you the news, activities, and events across the KIC.

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KIC InFocus – March

KIC InFocus – March

Welcome to the first edition of the KIC member newsletter – InFocus. Each month we look forward to sharing with you the news, activities, and events across the KIC.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Industrial Excellence

Celebrating 30 Years of Industrial Excellence

Thirty years ago, KIC was incorporated as an industry association by the industrial companies located in the Kwinana Industrial Area (KIA). The fi rst person employed was a technician, whose job was to carry out air quality monitoring on the members’ behalf. Incorporation necessitated the establishment of a board of members and, when business managers who share an industrial cluster get together, they talk about issues and opportunities.

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Kwinana’s Lithium Valley ticks all the boxes for new resident – WA

Kwinana’s Lithium Valley ticks all the boxes for new resident – WA

The Kwinana Industrial Area’s Lithium Valley is vastly evolving with the newest resident, Covalent Lithium, recently entering a long-term lease for its refinery. A joint venture between SQM and Wesfarmers subsidiaries, the project has secured a site in Kwinana as part of its plans to add to the State’s onshore mineral resource processing.

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WTC Development Board necessary for streamlined governance – WA

WTC Development Board necessary for streamlined governance – WA

The Development Board will include a variety of industrial experts, be accountable to its single shareholder, the State of Western Australia, for the delivery across a set of challenging key performance indicators, and it would need to deliver a return to the State, much like the old Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority was, only on steroids”.

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United front essential to maintain viability

United front essential to maintain viability

Demands to build cheap housing in an industrial buffer zone is an emerging constraint on the growth of Perth’s Western Trade Coast (WTC), threatening to derail the commercial region’s trajectory to a $28 billion powerhouse, the Kwinana Industrial Council (KIC) claims.

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Exciting projects underpin industrial precinct vision

Exciting projects underpin industrial precinct vision

Already Australia is the world’s second largest producer of lithium – used to power things like electric cars – and KIA businesses are looking to value-add by processing the metal and other critical raw materials such as cobalt, vanadium and graphite in Kwinana. Kwinana Industries Council (KIC) President Albert Romano said there was a lot of interest in Lithium Valley and a number of exciting projects were currently underway, leading to new local jobs and economic stimulus.

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World-leading example of industry symbiosis

World-leading example of industry symbiosis

Pumping $16 billion into the state’s economy, the Kwinana Industrial Area (KIA) is a significant economic driver in Western Australia.
Responsible for the direct and indirect employment of more than 30,000 people – with two-thirds of this number living in the local area – the KIA has been a training ground for a large number of apprentices and trainees for decades.

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KIA: the beating heart

KIA: the beating heart

Settlers arrived on the shores of Cockburn Sound in 1829 with high hopes of building farming ventures.
Almost 200 years later and with not a single milking shed in sight, the coastal area just 30km from Perth is now home to a world-class industrial precinct. Today, the Kwinana Industrial Area (KIA) hosts a range of industries, from metal refining to chemical and energy production, and is a major contributor to the Western Australian economy.

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Political Party Donations and Corporate Gifts

Political Party Donations and Corporate Gifts

Donations, hospitality and gifts to elected and employee public servants – Good, bad or ‘don’t care’?There has again been recent media attention directed towards the motivations behind political party donations and corporate gifts/hospitality to State-elected...

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PO Box 649
Kwinana WA 6966

Tel: (08) 9419 1855

Email: admin@kic.org.au

Contact Us

PO Box 649
Kwinana WA 6966

Tel: (08) 9419 1855

Email: admin@kic.org.au

Acknowledgement of Country

Kwinana Industries Council acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country, the Nyoongar people and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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