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MWDC Disability Access & Inclusion Plan (2017-21)
17 May 2017 4:22 PM

The Mid West Development Commission's Disability Access and Inclusion Plan (DAIP) for 2017-21 will run until 31 December 2021, meets the requiremen...

Mid West to be showcased to investors
12 Nov 2016 9:43 PM

Innovators and enterprises in the Mid West could be given the support they need to reach their full potential with the Greater Geraldton Investor S...

Bridge brings greater access over Murchison
13 Sep 2016 11:56 AM

Greater inland access over the Murchison River during periods of heavy rainfall and rising river levels has been assured thanks to a Liberal Nation...

Opening of Abraham Street bridge marks end of Karloo Wandina Project
8 Sep 2016 3:01 PM

The official opening of the Abraham Street bridge and roundabout at the intersection of Abraham Street and Utakarra Road marks the completion of ...

Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre opened
8 Sep 2016 11:13 AM

Premier and Tourism Minister Colin Barnett officially opened the $3.6 million Monsignor Hawes Heritage Centre on 3 September, part of the St Franci...

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Highly Desirable Communities

The Mid West is extremely diverse, with populations, economies, attractions and challenges ranging significantly across the region’s 17 local governments.

To facilitate growth, communities must be vibrant and inclusive with appropriate infrastructure and services that support social fabric and wellbeing. Urbanisation and the ageing of regional populations, also present both challenges and opportunities to developing the Mid West as a region of choice to live in. 

Desirable communities with appropriate human capital help create thriving economies and exciting, vibrant local communities with a strong sense of belonging, are proactive, connected and welcoming. This supports communities to attract and retain workers and families and encourage young people to ‘come home’ after their studies.

This chapter identifies the Blueprint's key Highly Desirable Communities focus and priorities.