Advocacy in Action - Diversify WA

On the 26th August, the Bigger and Better Beyond the Boom Steering Committee held its last meeting to assess the recommendations of Perth’s Pathways to Prosperity report against the Diversify WA document released by the State Government.

The meeting was briefed by Department of Premier and Cabinet staff member, Camilla Galbraith, who provided an overview of Diversify WA. Diversify WA has a jobs and skills focus, with its three key outcomes being: a strong economy; resilience through diversification; and job security and quality – reflecting a strong synergy with Perth’s Pathway to Prosperity.

Perth’s Pathway to Prosperity included seven recommendations and the Steering Committee members were buoyed by the government’s economic strategy and agreed that it reflected six of the seven recommendations.

The only recommendation that was not covered by the Diversify WA document was recommendation six: ‘Implement ‘smart city’ initiatives for infrastructure efficiency and improved liveability and urban competitiveness’.

As a response, the Committee’s next project is likely to be in the ‘smart city’ space to address this important part of Perth’s future.

Our Bigger and Better Beyond the Boom project can be found on our website including a copy of the analysis mentioned above.

More information on the State Government’s Diversify WA document can be found here.

Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.