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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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Economic Profile

The Mid West region of Western Australia is strategically located on an iconic coastline between Perth and the growing economies of the State’s north. Being a central point between the resource rich Pilbara, the growing Kimberley region and the State’s capital city of Perth provides the Mid West with a host of different economic opportunities - all of which the region intends to capitalise on. 

Traditionally an agricultural region, over the past decade, the Mid West has attracted unprecedented investment interest from a range of other industry sectors. The mining industry is one of those industries.

Past strong international demand for commodities and high commodity prices have already underpinned significant mining investment and other opportunities are planned for future years. To support this, the development of large-scale infrastructure projects will provide both short and long term employment opportunities in the region.

The city of Geraldton, the region’s capital, has experienced a massive economic expansion and has significant capacity for further growth. Land availability is good, housing prices are affordable and existing infrastructure is well-established. Local governments, businesses and the community support a vision of expansion, sustainability and liveability for the city. 

Strong business and economic connections already exist between Geraldton and the Pilbara. Cutting edge science and technology will complement mining activity in the region and bring a variety of economic, training and education opportunities for its residents. 

The vision is for Geraldton to be a city that is built around a rich fabric of diversity, attractive to people from all walks of life. It will become a vibrant economic, cultural and social hub in its own right but will also still offer the idyllic lifestyle Geraldton is known for.

Mid West Community Profile(REM Plan)