Bigger & Better Beyond the Boom

In 2017, the Committee for Perth will commence a new major research project focused on the current and future economy of the Perth and Peel region. The project, entitled ‘Bigger & Better Beyond the Boom: Perth’s economic future as a region of 3.5 million people’ will examine the size, industry composition and spatial structure of the Perth and Peel and wider Western Australian economy at a fine grain level. It will challenge conventional wisdoms and identify strategies for a more economically diverse and robust future for the region.

The primary aim of Bigger & Better Beyond the Boom will be to identify industry sectors that are growing; industries in decline; and emerging economic threats and opportunities for the future. It will examine and illustrate the importance of local, regional, national and international connections to and between industries in Perth and Peel and the role of new technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

This work will be undertaken through the lens of an economic geographer – which will provide a fresh and approachable perspective on the economy of the Perth and Peel region. The outcome of Bigger & Better Beyond the Boom will be a major report which will identify targeted strategies associated with the specific strengths and weaknesses of key locations and industries within the region.

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Key Aims

The project will encompass four core elements:

  1. Sizing the Economy - Determining the number, size and growth/decline of industries
  2. Examining Key Industries - Examining key existing and emerging industries in detail
  3. International Research - Examining international examples of economic diversification in cities/regions
  4. Final Report with Strategies for the Future

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Steering Committee

Justin Carroll

Justin Carroll
Managing Partner and Chair of the Steering Committee - PwC

Nadia van Dommelen

Nadia van Dommelen
Partner and Deputy Chair of the Steering Committee - PwC

David MacLennan

David MacLennan
Assistant Director General of Policy and Priority Initiatives, Department of Planning - Western Australian Planning Commission

Shaun Griffin

Shaun Griffin
General Manager, Perth - Ipsos

Liz Ritchie

Liz Ritchie
Regional General Manager - Westpac Banking Corporation

Jay Watson

Jay Watson
State General Manager - Westpac Banking Corporation

Daniel Simms

Daniel Simms
Chief Executive Officer - City of Wanneroo

Ian Martinus

Ian Martinus
Manager Advocacy & Economic Development - City of Wanneroo

Nicholas Ozich

Nicholas Ozich
Regional Director – Property and Development - Brookfield

David McCulloch

David McCulloch
General Manager, International Markets - Department of State Development

Lisa Kazalac

Lisa Kazalac
Executive Manager Advocacy & Policy - REIWA

Rebecca Tomkinson

Rebecca Tomkinson
Executive Director of Aged Care Services - MercyCare

Mark Stickells

Mark Stickells
Director - Energy and Minerals Institute - The University of Western Australia

Marion Fulker

Marion Fulker
Chief Executive Officer

Georgia Harford-Mills

Georgia Harford-Mills
Research Officer

Professor Matthew Tonts

Professor Matthew Tonts
Pro Vice-Chancellor Executive Dean | Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - The University of Western Australia

Fiona Haslam McKenzie

Fiona Haslam McKenzie
Co-Director, Centre for Regional Development - The University of Western Australia

Tony Monaghan

Tony Monaghan
Manager - Corporate Communications - The Brand Agency