Over the next three to four decades, Western Australia's population is set to double. As part of preparing for this growth and working to decentralise Western Australia's future population, the State Government devised a plan to make regional towns even more attractive places to live in the future. In July 2011, Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls announced the Regional Centres Development Plan - a program to transform towns into SuperTowns.
The SuperTowns vision was to create well-connected communities with access to services, affordable housing, and a diverse range of lifestyle and employment opportunities. This will result in more choices for people living in regional areas and provide an attractive alternative to residing in the metropolitan area.
Esperance is one of the nine towns initially given SuperTown status.
The Esperance SuperTowns project team comprising the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission (GEDC), Shire of Esperance (SoE) and Esperance Chamber of Commerce (ECCI), has been working with the community to develop an aspirational Planning our Future Growth Plan ( PDF, 7.1MB) for the town and the south east region as well as its Implementation Schedule (PDF, 6.5MB).
To complement these documents, a South-East-investment-prospectus (PDF, 1.2MB) outlines the many opportunities available in the Esperance region.
Information on the three main projects of Esperance SuperTown is detailed on the fact sheets below:
The latest information on the Waterfront project is available on the Shire of Esperance waterfront page.