Future of Goldfields-Esperance

Future of Goldfields-Esperance

Jul 7
CEDA invites you to join the Hon. Terry Redman and a fantastic line-up of speakers in Kalgoorlie to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the Goldfields-Esperance region. How can this mining-focused region diversify its economy and build a prosperous, sustainable future for its communities?


The Hon. Terry Redman MLA, WA Minister for Regional Development; Lands: Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development
Jack Archer, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Regional Australia Institute
Tony Crook, Chairman, Goldfields Esperance Development Commission
Alan Duncan, Director, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre

Event overview

The Goldfields Esperance region has been shaped by the mining sector since Kalgoorlie Boulder was first founded in 1893 during the Yilgarn-Goldfields gold rush. While the region's mines, including the famous Super Pit gold mine in Kalgoorlie, have sustained prosperity and employment within the region for many decades, has the time come for other industries such as agriculture and tourism to be strengthened?

With the population of Goldfields-Esperance set to expand by more than 20,000 residents by 2026, what plans are in place to ensure local services and infrastructure can meet demand? What will the local communities look like in coming decades?

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Meet the keynote speaker

The Hon. Terry Redman MLA
WA Minister for Regional Development; Lands: Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

Meet the speakers

Jack Archer
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Regional Australia Institute

Tony Crook
Chairman, Goldfields Esperance Development Commission

Alan Duncan
Director, Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre

David Bowdidge
Operations Manager, Kalgoorlie, WA Country Health Service

Jane Coole
Director, External Relations, Curtin University

Pat Walker
Executive General Manager, Advocacy and Member Benefits, RAC of WA

Paul Hamersley
General Manager Commercial, Brookfield Rail

Nicholas Fertin
Chief Executive Officer, Southern Ports Authority

Andy Kondola
Head of Network Planning and Standards, Western Power

Tim Berryman
Mine Technical Servies Manager, Kalgoorlie Consolidated Gold Mines

Manny Papadoulis
President, Tourism Council WA

Brian Reilly
Managing Director, Cameco

Cherelle Murphy
Senior Economist, ANZ

Rick Wilson MP
Federal Member for O'Connor

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