With a business in the City of Belmont, you could take advantage of a range of unique opportunities for growth across several sectors, particularly in these key industries.
Transport, postal and warehousing industry
This industry is the top employer in the City of Belmont, employing more than 8,848 people (ABS, 2016).
Businesses in the City can take advantage of easy and direct access to all of Perth’s major arterial road networks which connect the City with the other metropolitan areas. Perth’s central business district is only 10 minutes by road on Great Eastern Highway or the Graham Farmer Freeway.
Critical transport corridors make the City one of WA’s leaders in transport and postal services and the distribution centre of the State. This sector continues to grow in importance as volumes of freight increase, and includes goods warehousing and storage activities.
One of the WA’s largest infrastructure projects, Gateway WA, has improved the road network and freight access on Leach Highway, Tonkin Highway and the surrounding feeder network. This project also catered for an increase in passenger and freight movements for Perth Airport and industrial estates in Kewdale and Forrestfield.
Kewdale is one of Perth’s most established industrial locations and home to many of WA’s leading transport, logistics and manufacturing businesses. Key features include:
- The Kewdale Freight Terminal, with approximately 17,000 square metres of rail yard and depots with an annual container turnover rate of approximately 330,000 units;
- The ongoing success of the industrial zoned land, supported by the City’s Local Planning Scheme 15, which allows for a range of industrial uses and encourages a high standard of built form;
- This area has interdependent links with Perth Airport, located 12 kilometres from the heart of Perth, offering a gateway to Western Australia.
Perth Airport provides a vital link between the people of WA and the rest of Australia and the world, connecting people, businesses and communities.
The international and domestic terminals manage Australia’s 4th
highest level of passenger traffic. Every year, more than 13.9 million people travel on 2878 international, domestic and regional flights each week to over 50 destinations worldwide.
Passenger traffic is expected to increase to 16.6 million in 2025 and 24.1 million by 2035.
According to the Perth Airport Master Plan 2020, it is forecast that by 2040:
- Annual passenger numbers will nearly double to 28.5 million;
- Annual aircraft movements will grow from 130,000 in 2018 to 202,000 movements;
- Domestic and international air freight could grow to 383,000 tonnes.
The mining industry is the 2nd
major generator of gross revenue within the City of Belmont. It ranks 6th
for creating employment opportunities in Belmont (ABS, 2016) offering jobs related to two main business activities: iron ore mining, and exploration and mining support services.
Construction is the 3rd
highest provider of employment in the City. This includes jobs related to the construction of buildings and other structures, additions, alterations, reconstruction, installation, and maintenance and repairs of buildings. Heavy construction, civil engineering construction and non-residential building construction are leading forms of construction within the City.
From food production and technical equipment to appliances and fabricated steel, a wide range of manufacturing activities take place in the City. Manufacturing is the 3rd
highest generator of gross revenue in the City and the 4th
largest employer by industry.
Retail trade is the 2nd
largest employer in the City and local shopping centres benefit from a strong level of community support. In the City, you’ll find a range of retail outlets, from small street-front shops to showrooms and large-scale warehouse retail operations.
Find out more about shopping precincts in the City of Belmont