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Grow South East alliance

Published on Friday 26 May, 2017

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Western Australia’s south east corridor councils have joined forces, forming an alliance to highlight the economic value of a region overlooked for so many years.

Grow South East was formed last year by the cities of Gosnells, Armadale, Belmont, Canning and South Perth, the Shires of Kalamunda and Serpentine Jarrahdale, and the Town of Victoria Park. Collectively, these local government areas are the biggest contributor to Perth’s economy, providing $37 billion in gross regional product to the State.

Providing an opportunity to highlight the considerable economic strengths of the south east corridor, the group also provides a forum for the local governments to work together on strategic outcomes designed to benefit all members.

“Collaborating and sharing knowledge with seven other local governments will boost our ability to advocate for the entire south east metropolitan region,” City of Gosnells Mayor Olwen Searle said.

“The region presents significant value and opportunities for economic development, so by being innovative and aligning our efforts, Grow South East will be better placed to target economic growth.”

With the population of the region growing at a rate faster than the State average, and the south east providing 18 per cent of all jobs to Western Australia, investment in infrastructure by all levels of government needs to keep pace.

To further emphasis the economic importance of this region, a website has been established providing figures on the region.  Visit http://economy.id.com.au/grow-south-east