Regional Centres

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.

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More information on the Regional Centres Development Plan can be found on this Fact Sheet 1.