Kalgoorlie-Boulder was selected in June 2015 to be one of the first four (4) regional centres in WA to participate in Phase 2 of the Regional Centres Development Plan.
The GEDC has been working with the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, the Department of Regional Development, the Regional Development Council and Landcorp to deliver a Regional Centres Development Policy and a Growth Plan to guide an economic development strategy.
In order for the Growth Plan to truly represent the economic potential of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, local knowledge and ideas must be cultivated from within the community and be supported by robust economic analysis.
The first major event planned under the program was a "Futures Forum" scheduled for May 3 & 4, 2016. The program included a free community event on May 3, followed by a full day forum on May 4, aimed at igniting conversations and generating ideas for the future development of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. The Futures Forum featured a wide range of inter and intrastate speakers who shared their experience with the locals and the keynote address was delivered by demographer and futurist Bernard Salt.
More information on the Regional Centres Development Plan can be found on this Fact Sheet 1.