The past, present and potential future of Canning Vale

Canning Vale is a metropolitan food hub with a rich history in the sector, spanning from farming, distribution and manufacturing.
Up until the late 1970s, Canning Vale was a farming area consisting of market gardens and dairy farms due to ideal conditions - swampy terrain with abundant fresh water. As industrialisation occurred, it became home to the Swan Brewery which did everything from blowing the glass bottles to the careful craft of brewing the beer. 
In more modern times, Canning Vale has been home to the Perth Markets - WA’s only wholesaler of fresh fruit and vegetable market that alone transacts 50% of the State’s fresh produce. 
Coupled with strong residential growth across the South East Corridor, Canning Vale has become a vibrant and bustling region, filled with food value add businesses such as Tip Top bakery, Dinner Twist and the largest seafood company in Australia – KB Foods.
Recognising the growth of the food industry in the area and its existing rich history, the City of Canning engaged the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) to assess the economic case and potential opportunities of a food value add precinct in the Canning Vale industrial area.

The report was launched on Thursday 23 June 2022 amongst a host of industry, government and academia, highlighting key findings that support the precinct, including:

  • Access to key infrastructure
  • A ready workforce
  • An existing cluster of food related industries
The media release can be viewed here.

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