Future of the South West

Future of the South West

Aug 7
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The Hon. Terry Redman MLA, WA Minister for Regional Development and Lands, Minister Assisting for State Development; Leader of the WA National Party
Chris Richardson, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics
Mike Rowe, Director General, WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation
Don Punch, Chief Executive Officer, South West Development Commission

Event overview

The population of WA's South West is set to expand by over 37,000 people in the next 10 years, while its ageing demographic is the fastest growing in Australia. Bunbury has been touted as the next major urban centre in Western Australia, while Margaret River, Collie and Manjimup are flagged for the State Government's SuperTowns project. What impact will this have on the region in terms of services and communities?

With the bourgeoning Asian middle class, there are enormous opportunities for the agricultural, tourism and resources industries that underpin the region's economy. What further infrastructure, investment and policy settings are required to ensure a sustainable and prosperous future?

Meet the keynote speakers

The Hon. Terry Redman MLA
WA Minister for Regional Development and Lands, Minister Assisting for State Development; Leader of the WA National Party

Chris Richardson
Partner, Deloitte Access Economics

Meet the speakers

Mike Rowe
Director General, WA Department of Water and Environmental Regulation

Don Punch
Chief Executive Officer, South West Development Commission

Maree De Lacey
Director General, Department of Water

Michael Beaton
Commercial Manager, Bunbury Port Authority

Paul Larsen
Chief Executive Officer, Brookfield Rail

Paul Lorimer
General Manager, Harvey Fresh

Frank Marra
Chief Executive Officer, Landcorp

Lynette Farrell
Dean, Edith Cowan University South West

Mark Grime
Chief Executive Officer, General Manager WA Regional Health Services, St John of God Bunbury Hospital

Patrick Walker
Executive General Manager for Advocacy and Member Benefits, Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia

Adam Handley
WA President, Australia China Business Council

Peter Prendiville
Chairman, WA Tourism Western Australia

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