Premier And Minister Joins Agriculture Industry Engagement Meeting

Premier And Minister Joins Agriculture Industry Engagement Meeting

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan

Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan

Industry Consortium To Drive Agribusiness Jobs

Victor P Taffa

  • Premier hosts third of a series of Industry Engagement Consortiums to strengthen working relationships between industry and government to create jobs
  • Agribusiness consortium to focus on driving growth in the agribusiness sector, key to diversifying Western Australia’s economy

Premier Mark McGowan and Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan will join key agriculture industry stakeholders today for the third of the McGowan Government’s Industry Engagement Consortiums, focused on creating jobs and fostering economic growth in agribusiness.

Consortiums enable industry stakeholders to provide important feedback on the McGowan Government’s key election commitments, and outcomes will feed into future decision-making.

“Western Australia economy is in a transitional phase and key to a successful transition will be the diversification of the economic base, including a growth in agriculture productivity.” Premier Mark McGowan said.

“Government’s Growing Agriculture and Aquaculture election plan outlines a number of commitments for creating jobs in agribusiness.”

Agricultural production in Western Australia was valued at $7.9 Billion in 2015 but, despite the State’s competitive advantages, growth in the sector has been relatively slow over the past 30 years.

“Agriculture is clearly an area where Western Australia has natural advantages; this sector has the potential to be a real driver of economic growth.” Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan said.

WA Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Developing the State’s agribusiness sector is a key element in the McGowan Government’s plan to diversify Western Australia’s economy and create new jobs, particularly in regional areas.