Our priorities for the Great Southern align with the State Government’s strategic themes for regional development.

To deliver for the Great Southern, we work to maintain and grow its existing strengths and identify opportunities to develop new endeavours. Stable jobs and resilient commercial activity arise in diverse economies.

Among the key areas of strength and potential are primary production, premium foods, wine and other beverages. Many of the region’s jobs are in sectors such as education and training, healthcare and social assistance, and retail and hospitality. We see further potential in tourism, the creative industry, aquaculture, Noongar enterprises and film sectors.

Education and Training

Public and independent schools serve families throughout the region. Technical and further education is available in Kinjarling / Albany and by extension elsewhere in the region. University courses are delivered at all levels. Tertiary education is supported by affordable, high quality student accommodation.

Noongar Enterprise

Noongar people continue to engage in commercial and community enterprises in the Great Southern. We encourage a range of initiatives that support growth of Noongar enterprise, thereby strengthening Great Southern communities.
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