AFTER 12 months of research, the Bunbury Geographe Growth Plan Strategy was launched in January 2017 and is aimed at providing long term economic and social development in the region.
Central to the Plan, was the unveiling of the Bunbury Geographe brand for more effective promotion of the greater Bunbury region as a collective.
The Growth Plan includes 19 initiatives aimed at creating 2500 jobs, $400 million Gross Regional Product and a population increase of 12,000 people by 2026.
The Growth Plan Partnership was founded on a Memorandum of Understanding co-signed by State agencies and the local government organisations of Dardanup, Bunbury, Capel and Harvey.
Consultation also included our neighbours Collie and Donnybrook-Balingup, with important input by seven separate Industry Sector Committees and community/business forums such the Futures Forum and Motivated Contributors group.
The Growth Plan aims to make Bunbury Geographe an even better place to live, work and prosper.
Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said the plan was embedded in state planning policy, which reflected the region’s economic drivers and identified investment partnerships between government and industry.
Funding for the Bunbury Geographe Growth Plan was made possible through the Department of Regional Development’s initiative of the Regional Centres Development Plan.
The Bunbury Geographe Growth Plan is a key project of the Bunbury Geographe Economic Alliance.
More information about the Growth Plan can be found in the Key Projects section of the BGEA website.
Promotion of tourism specific to the Shire of Dardanup is undertaken by Ferguson Valley Marketing which receives a contribution from the Shire of Dardanup for this purpose.