Urea plant plan for Collie off the table

A multi-billion dollar urea manufacturing plant in Collie has again been shelved with Perdaman Industries taking the project north.

The $4.3 billion fertiliser plant is set to be built on the Burrup Peninsula after Woodside Petroleum said it wanted to supply the gas needed to create a giant urea factory.

 

Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray said he was disappointed the project had gone north, but time would tell if the plant would become a reality.

“I’m certainly disappointed to think that a lot of work has been done and now it’s going somewhere else,” Mr Murray said.

“In some ways it’s understandable, others I’m not quite sure why that decision has been made.

“There was a lot of work done behind the scenes, a lot of planning.

“Shotts Industrial Park was created and I think around $18 million was spent there, especially for the urea plant. It is disappointing to see something go north, but time will tell whether it will actually get off the ground.