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"What are the conditions of enabling of healthy, resilient, sustainable human communities?"
20 Jan 2017 7:22 PM

This was the question co-founder of social enterprise Pollinators, Andrew Outhwaite asked himself before embarking on a 10 year commitment to worki...

New mobile phone towers a big win for the Mid West
2 Dec 2016 6:50 PM

Yesterday’s announcement by Regional Development Minister Terry Redman for 78 new mobile phone towers throughout WA was perfect timing for the M...

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 ...

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Regional Development Strategy

Regional development is a core pillar of economic development for our State. Our regions are vital drivers of the State’s economy, contributing more than one third of Western Australia’s economic activity and 95 per cent of our exports. Given our natural and comparative advantages, innovative and skilled people and growing export markets, there are significant opportunities for the continued growth of regional economies. 

The Regional Development Strategy (Strategy) is a plan to build on the potential  of our regions for the benefit of all Western Australians. The Strategy is built on the understanding that achieving good regional development outcomes requires a blend  of economic and social investment, and ongoing support to ensure the sustainability  of our regional communities.

As we move into the next decade, the Strategy harnesses the best knowledge and understanding of what works, and builds on the significant achievements we have made together in recent years. Targeting our regional development effort and investment through the Strategy will deliver the best outcomes.

We are focused on giving greater priority and purpose to the key foundations for economic development and driving new growth and investment in areas where our advantages match national and global opportunity. This will ensure we are focussed not only on our current prosperity but on the opportunities for future generations.

I am proud of the difference the State Government has made so far for regional Western Australians and our State as a whole. As we move into the next phase of our regional development agenda, my ambition is to see the opportunities and success of our regions continue to contribute to our State’s prosperity and build the WA of tomorrow. 

Hon Terry Redman MLA Minister for Regional Development.

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