We facilitate long term development of the Wheatbelt by being a forward-thinking regional development agency. We are committed to connecting government and the private sector to create practical solutions for our region.
The Wheatbelt Development Commission does this by:
- Advocating for forward-thinking infrastructure solutions to grow the Wheatbelt’s economy.
- Championing new economic opportunities for our region that will diversify the economic base and supporting investment that adds long term value to our business sectors and communities.
- Recognising the impact of changing climate conditions to the region’s communities, businesses and landscapes and supporting development opportunities that create sustainable communities.
- Facilitating future-focused economic opportunities to support local entrepreneurs, business leaders and key industries.
- Demonstrating our commitment to sound governance, diversity and inclusion and using our regional leadership to attract investment and facilitate economic development.
The Wheatbelt Development Commission is responsible to the Hon. Don Punch Minister for Regional Development. Under the Regional Development Commissions Act 1993, the objects and functions of the Commission are to:
- Maximise job creation and improve career opportunities in the Region
- Develop and broaden the economic base of the Region
- Identify infrastructure services to promote business development within the Region
- Provide information and advice to promote business development within the Region
- Seek to ensure that the general standard of government services and access to those services in the Region is comparable to that which applies in the metropolitan area, and
- Generally take steps to encourage, promote, facilitate and monitor the economic development of the Region.
Photography Credit: PUBLIC Silo Trail, Newdegate (2018) by Brenton See. Photography by Bewley Shaylor, courtesy of FORM