Planning For The Mid-West

Planning For The Mid-West

Western Australia Minister for Planning John Day

New Strategy Reflects Importance Of Mid-West

Victor P Taffa

  • Framework to guide Mid-West planning and infrastructure development
  • Mid-West development of strategic importance to the State
  • Opportunities to attract private and public investment maximised

The State Government has released for public comment a draft framework set to guide future regional planning and infrastructure development in the State’s Mid-West.

Planning Minister John Day said the draft Mid West Regional Planning and Infrastructure Framework provided an approach that would build on the characteristics and opportunities of one of the State’s key economic and cultural regions.

“The release of this framework by the Government provides strategic policy direction and infrastructure co-ordination for an important region in Western Australia.” Mr. Day said.

 

“The Mid-West’s strategic location in central WA between the resources centre of the North-West and the Perth metropolitan region and its proximity to key Asian markets gives it an undeniable advantage.”

“This framework will enable the Mid-West to continue to develop as a robust economy, yet respond to the increasing challenges posed by the economy and environment.”

“The importance of the region to not only WA, and its indigenous people, but also the nation, will increase as it develops its potential as a place to live, work and invest.” Mr. Day said.

“The integration of regional planning and infrastructure decisions will help maximise opportunities to attract private and public investment for the region’s communities and key stakeholders.”

The Mid West Regional Planning Committee, in consultation with the Western Australian Planning Commission’s Infrastructure Coordinating Committee, and the Mid West Development Commission, will advise the Government on the priorities and progress of the Mid-West region.

Fact File

  • The Mid West Regional Planning and Infrastructure Framework is open for public comment until January 20, 2012