BY 2050, the Peel region is expected to be one of the most highly populated WA regions outside of Perth with a projected population of 444,000.
A strategy designed to guide the economic development of the Peel region until then was launched by Regional Development Minister Terry Redman.
Mr Redman said the Peel Regional Investment Blueprint identified industry, agriculture, tourism, strong communities and a multi-skilled and high performing workforce as pivotal to the region’s future.
“Following two years of research, consultation with more than 200 stakeholders and three development phases, the blueprint will place the region in a strong position to seize opportunities into the future,” Mr Redman said.
“The Peel blueprint is a plan for the region, by the region.
“This level of ownership will be critical to driving better outcomes for the Peel region and for WA.
“The blueprint will enable economic development and job creation and lead to developing a modern, vibrant place to live.
“This Royalties for Regions initiative will help the Peel region realise its full potential through identifying opportunities that capitalise on the region’s competitive advantages. Peel Development Commission will be at the forefront of a collaborative effort between all levels of government, business and community to make the vision a reality.”
Each of the nine Regional Development Commissions across WA have been tasked with putting together a Regional Investment Blueprint based on their development aspirations and forecasted population growth.
The Regional Investment Blueprint initiative is supported by a $330 million investment through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.