The economic benefits for the Rockingham, Kwinana and Cockburn areas, and the State overall, have largely been due to KIA’s economic sustainability.
Kwinana Industries Council (KIC) Director Chris Oughton said the industrial area was literally one of the world’s best practice examples of industrial symbiosis at work.
“Something else the KIC does is show potential new industries around the industrial area. We are pleased to help industry proponents decide where the best place is for them to set up their businesses, and we can assist them through the myriad steps in the various approvals processes.”
“These new enterprises bring new jobs and economic growth to the nearby community and to the state, and they participate in the synergy exchanges, to their benefit.”
A key goal of the KIC is to maintain and enhance the community environment to benefit both the community and industry. More than half of its financial support is provided to the Cockburn, Rockingham and Kwinana community.
“The KIC Public Affairs and Communications Advisory Group routinely considers requests for community investment.
A community benefit KIC has created and grown over the years is its Education Development Program (EDP).
The program is a partnership with 19 high local schools. It is focused on showcasing available career paths to the students around what industry has to offer.
The EDP has won both state and international awards for its excellence.
“We have in the vicinity of 300 students per year passing through our courses and many amazing success stories to tell.
“KIC and its members are very proud of the achievements of the program.”