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Collie-Bunbury Economic Development Action Plan

Collie-Bunbury Economic Development Action Plan


The Economic Development Action Plan for the Collie and Bunbury Regions 2020-2026 has been developed by the State Government to strengthen and drive the diversification and transformation of the Collie economy into the future.

The plan focuses on economic development, job creation opportunities, attracting investment, infrastructure growth and sustainability of the community’s population growth to support the economic transition of the region.

The South West Development Commission and Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation led the development of the EDAP in collaboration with the Departments of Primary Industries and Regional Development; Premier and Cabinet; Training and Workforce Development and other State and Local Government agencies and organisations.

At a glance

The Collie-Bunbury region is one of Western Australia’s most diverse economies, including mining, mineral processing, manufacturing, primary industries, and tourism.

The town of Collie has long been a key contributor to the region’s economy. It’s the State’s energy powerhouse – generating most of the electricity on the South West Interconnected System (SWIS), with its economy highly reliant on the coal mining and energy generation sectors.

But it’s now experiencing significant economic structural change.

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