Goldfields-Esperance Region Vision

Report
Goldfields-Esperance
Development Commission
Tony Crook
Chair
October 2014
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Goldfields-Esperance Region
Objective and functions
Vision
We create opportunities to build a vibrant sustainable future for our region.
Mission
Increase investment and attract population to our region.
Objectives
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Maximise job creation and improve career opportunities in the Region;
Develop and broaden the economic base of the Region;
Identify infrastructure services to promote business development within the Region;
Provide information and advice to promote business development within the
Region;
5. Seek to ensure that the general standard of government services and access to
those services in the Region is comparable to that which applies in the metropolitan
area;
6. Generally take steps to encourage, promote, facilitate and monitor the economic
development in the Region.
Economic Indicators for the Region
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Gross Regional Product (GRP) (2012-13))
GRP as percentage of state GRP
Labour Force (12-13)
Unemployment rate
Indigenous Population
Indigenous % of regional population
Extraction and Process of Mineral (2013)
Minerals as percentage of GRP
Regional Agriculture Production (11-12)
Regional Tourism value (per annum)
$10.1 Billion
4.2%
36,600
4.1%
5,200
9%
$8.5 Billion
88%
$569 million
$260 million
Source: ABS, Remplan and Region in Profile 2014
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GEDC is currently engaged in two major
projects:
 Goldfields-Esperance Regional
Investment Blueprint
 Goldfields-Esperance Revitalisation
Funding
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Goldfields-Esperance Regional Blueprint
 Sets a clear vision for the region and defines the
longer term regional imperatives
 Links with other key planning processes, such as
State Planning Strategy
 Is a key planning resource for all levels of
government, community sector and industry
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Regional Vision and Aspirations
VISION
A sustainable region of flourishing and
resilient communities enjoying an
improving quality of life
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Diverse and
robust
economy
Protected and
preserved
natural
environment
A sustainable
GoldfieldsEsperance
region
Equitable and
regionallyfocused
social
conditions
ASPIRATIONS
Expressing the strong desire of
the region to achieve social,
economic and environmental
sustainability with strong
governance
STRATEGIES
Contemporary
and enhanced
governance
PROJECTS
Goldfields-Esperance Revitalisation Fund
• $186 M of Royalties for Regions funding allocated to
region over 4 financial years to fund priority projects for
the region.
• 3 key initiatives already funded:
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Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community School ($45M)
Great Eastern Highway Passing Lanes ($38M)
Goldfields-Arts Centre ($6.2M)
• Balance of $96.8M for projects subject to successful
business case proposals
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 Two projects have received funding to date:
• Northern Goldfields Regional Office Accommodation Centre
at Leonora $4.62M
• Hopetoun Community Centre ($2M)
 Proponents from local government and community
organisations have been invited to lodge business
cases for projects prioritised by the GEDC Board.
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Portlink
update
The PortLink concept,
championed by GEDC,
ultimately links Port Hedland,
Kalgoorlie-Boulder,
Esperance and Geraldton and
has the potential to build a
stronger and more flexible
transport network
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PortLink – 5 Key Planning Studies
PortLink comprises five key planning studies:
 Technical feasibility, preliminary site selection and benefit
cost analysis for an intermodal terminal in Kalgoorlie;
 Planning for the realignment of the rail network and a
heavy vehicle by-pass route around Kalgoorlie;
 Planning for the upgrade and sealing of the Goldfields
Highway between Wiluna and Meekatharra;
 Planning for new rail and/or road links from the Goldfields
to the Yilgarn, Mid West and Pilbara areas;
 Undertaking an economic analysis and preliminary business
case for the overall PortLink concept.
PortLink – Project Study Summary/Timeframe
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PortLink – Next Steps – 2014/15
 Finalise the Part 2 Kalgoorlie Road/Rail Alignment Definition Study Report on the engineering design and cost estimate of the alignments
to SC by December 2014.
 Finalise the planning study for new rail and/or road links from the
Goldfields to Mid West by March 2015.
 Finalise feedback to community on the preferred road and rail
alignments by Dec 2014.
 Commence new work on possible new road link from Wiluna
Meekatharra road to Great Northern Hwy.
 MRWA finalise current Wiluna-Meekatharra road planning Q1 2015.
 Procure consultant for economic analysis and preliminary business
case for the overall PortLink concept.
Current economic and community profiles for the
region are available on the GEDC Website:
http://www.economicprofile.com.au/goldfieldsesperance
http://www.communityprofile.com.au/goldfieldsesperan
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THANK YOU
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