An established gas processing precinct available for further investment.
In October 2009 the Western Australian Government announced the creation of the Ashburton North Project in the Pilbara Region to cater for Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and domestic gas processing as well as related downstream processing industries.
The Ashburton North Project comprises a Port area (Ashburton North Port) and associated 8,000ha Strategic Industrial Area (SIA) which has the potential to accommodate up to two LNG processing facilities, at least two domestic gas processing facilities and multiple downstream processing industries. The Ashburton North SIA also includes two sites for construction worker accommodation and two sites for general industry.
The Department of State Development (DSD) is the lead agency for the Ashburton North SIA and LandCorp is the estate manager. Current proponents located in the Ashburton North SIA are: BHP Billiton for its Macedon Domestic Gas Project; Chevron Australia Pty Ltd for its Wheatstone LNG Project.