With an economy underpinned by traditional agriculture, fishing and the resources sectors, the Mid West requires extensive and efficient supply chain infrastructure and transport networks to facilitate access to its domestic and overseas markets. As global demand grows, the region will focus on expanding supply of its products and services to new and expanding domestic and global markets.
Many of the region’s natural resource assets are presently stranded by strategic infrastructure capacity constraints (eg port, power, roads, rail). These constraints will continue to impede regional productivity and substantial investment in physical infrastructure is essential to unlock the region’s significant future growth and development potential. This chapter identifies the Blueprint's key Physical Infrastructure focus and priorities.