Growing Greater Geraldton – A Growth Plan
The Growth Plan is founded on collaborative action to bring more wealth into our regional capital by growing the traded economy. Cities around the world have demonstrated that amplified growth is possible when communities decide to do something about it together and this plan follows their example.
Under this Plan, by 2036 Greater Geraldton will have grown into a thriving regional capital with a powerhouse economy. The local population will have increased to 65,000 and businesses will be delivering exceptional services and high quality produce to Western Australia, the rest of Australia and the world.
With the vision of Greater Geraldton being a globally recognised, growing and resilient economy, the Plan aims to drive and align regional effort and resources through collaboration.
Growing a Greater Geraldton - A Growth Plan
The Growth Plan is all about unifying the efforts of various entities to go from ‘the individual good, to the collaborative great’. It is about leadership and vision to grow the traded economy with the end goal of growing the whole economy. It is about pushing the public and private sector and the local community to work together to drive their own success in an ever-changing economic climate.
The strategies to achieve this have been outlined into three focus areas and five platforms for success.
The implementation and future development of the Growth Plan as a dynamic regional development mechanism will be overseen by a newly formed entity Progress Midwest which will be governed independently by a body comprising representatives from business, education/research, and from the three spheres of Government.
Progress Midwest will facilitate ongoing collaborative and strategic leadership for economic growth in the Regional Centre and the Region. Initially, Progress Midwest will operate using seconded staff from the City of Greater Geraldton and the Mid West Development Commission, with in-kind support from other Progress Midwest collaborators.