Western Trade Coast/Kwinana Hub
The Western Trade Coast covers an area of 3,900 hectares between Munster and Rockingham, and includes the Kwinana-Rockingham Strategic Industrial Area, the Australian Marine Complex and the Latitude 32 Industry Zone.
The Western Trade Coast is an active industrial precinct, with diverse synergies within and among its industrial areas, and includes deep-water bulk port facilities, road and rail networks, water, power and gas utilities. The Western Australian Government has announced a commitment to transform the Western Trade Coast into a global advanced industries hub (https://www.investandtrade.wa.gov.au/opportunities/western-trade-coast), with a focus around the target industries of renewable hydrogen, future facing minerals processing and shipbuilding and sustainment.
A significant locus of the region is the Kwinana-Rockingham Strategic Industrial Area, a centre of heavy industry development in Western Australia. The Industrial Area currently includes minerals refineries (alumina, nickel), chemical plants, cement works, power stations, a range of supporting industries (construction, fabrication, engineering, etc.) as well as several major bulk jetties along its coast outline.
The Australian Government, through the Regional Hydrogen Hubs Program – Hubs Implementation funding stream, is providing up to AUD$70 million in funding to bp for its H2Kwinana project to support establishment of hydrogen production and associated facilities at its existing site location in the Kwinana Industrial Area.
The Western Trade Coast region is host to several projects listed in HyResource targeting industrial applications, ammonia production and use in mobility applications.