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Economy

The Belmont Business Park is home to more than 800 businesses from a diverse range of industries. This mix of innovating and successful businesses employs 9,000 workers. Although no one single industry dominates the Business Park, a number of industries have found a niche including a range of manufacturers, construction, wholesale trade, professional and technical services and medical and other health care service providers.

Accessibility and Infrastructure

Recent infrastructure projects have elevated the strategic location of the Belmont Business Park. These seek to capitalise on the area’s location between Perth CBD and the Perth Airport and also the area’s connections to Kewdale, Welshpool and other major industrial areas to the south of the Swan River.

Work is now underway on the Belmont Business Park Transport Infrastructure Upgrade project, which seeks to improve the local road network within the Belmont Business Park. This project has been jointly funded by the City of Belmont and the Federal Government. The project consists of three infrastructure sub-projects:

1. Belmont Avenue Upgrading

a) Implement works associated with the Urban Design Study (2004) which include some realignment of Belmont Avenue, underground power, increased landscaping and the provision of additional street parking bays.
b) Development of a directional sign in Great Eastern Highway to announce the Belmont Business Park locality along this strategic route
c) Streetscape upgrades to include new street furniture and directional signs within Belmont Avenue.

2. Street Parking Program

a) Implementation of an additional 856 parking bays along several streets within the Business Park. The implementation of sub-projects 1 and 2 will increase street parking in the Belmont Business Park by more than 982 parking bays

3. Public Transport Infrastructure

a) Upgrading of 16 bus stops to uniquely branded bus shelters within the Belmont Business Park to improve commuter amenity and establish a more sustainable network and identifiable route.
b) Provision of branded bus shelters, similar to those used in the rest of the precinct, for the Belmont BUSLink, which connects the Belmont Business Park with the Belmont City Centre.

The Belmont Business Park Infrastructure Upgrade project will address transport/movement into the business park as well as establish critical links with the Belmont City Centre, surrounding suburbs and other metropolitan activity centres. It is expected that this will support Belmont Business Park becoming a true gateway for the region. It will offer sustainable and safe travel alternatives for the workers, suppliers and clients of businesses in the Belmont Business Park.

Urban amenity

The Belmont Business Park benefits from stunning natural amenity owing to its proximity to the Swan River and the presence of Severin Walk. Severin Walk is a tree lined waterway walk, with several picnic areas and places to rest. It is part of a walk trail from Faulkner Park to the Swan River at Adachi Park. To continually improve streetscape amenity, the City plants approximately 250 established trees per year as part of the Street Tree Planting Program. Businesses are encouraged to be involved with improvements to the Belmont Business Park streetscape by requesting the planting of street trees. Planting is undertaken by Council staff during winter. There are nominated tree species for all City streets. Planting, formative pruning, initial watering and subsequent pruning of street trees upon the council verge is the responsibility of the City. If you would like to request a street tree to be planted on your verge, please contact the City’s Parks and Environment Administration Officer on 9477 7257.

Historically, industrial estates in Perth have provided very limited urban amenity for workers. This is changing as businesses recognise the value employees place on amenities such as retail and entertainment. Belmont Business Park is unique in that it benefits from excellent proximity and connectivity to the Belmont City Centre.

Pro-enterprise Council

The City of Belmont takes a progressive and facilitative approach to planning decisions, seeking to foster and support economic development and growth throughout the business community. Under the local planning scheme the majority of the Belmont Business Park is zoned to allow for the development of a mix of varied but compatible business uses such as offices, showrooms and clean, low impact industrial uses.

The City of Belmont has a proud history of local economic development.The Property and Economic Development team can provide you with information about our City to assist, guide and grow your business. We welcome you to contact us to discuss your business needs. Contact the Manager of Property and Economic Development Jay Hardison or CoordinatorTheresa Verhagen on 9477 7222 or email us at business@belmont.wa.gov.au.