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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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Our Region

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POPULATION (2015): 41,223 people
EMPLOYMENT (2015): 17,253 people

The Mid West region is strategically positioned between Perth and Western Australia’s North. Covering approximately 478,000km2, it accounts for almost one fifth of the state’s landmass.  It runs 340km along the coast from the town of Green Head (south) to Kalbarri (north) and inland around 1,000km to Wiluna’s eastern boundary in the Gibson Desert.

Home to a population of around 58,000, the region’s 17 local governments are notionally divided into three sub regions namely the Batavia Coast, Murchison and North Midlands sub regions.

The Mid West region is Western Australia’s most diverse regional economy built around mining, agriculture, fishing and tourism. With its wide open spaces, stunning landscapes, abundant natural resources, key strategic infrastructure and institutions, the Mid West is well placed for further growth and prosperity.

The Mid West Development Commission plays a key role in the ongoing economic development of the region through planning, facilitating and promoting development that makes the Mid West the region of choice.