road to Nullarbor Plain

Objectives and functions


We create opportunities to build a vibrant sustainable future for our region.


Increase investment and attract population to our region.

Strategic Plan

The Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission, in conjunction with Regional Development Australia,  has developed the Goldfields-Esperance Strategic Development Plan 2011-2021 which is reviewed annually.

As defined in the RDC Act 1993 the objectives and functions of Regional Development Commissions are as follows:


  1. Maximise job creation and improve career opportunities in the Region;

  2. Develop and broaden the economic base of the Region;

  3. Identify infrastructure services to promote business development within the Region;

  4. Provide information and advice to promote business development within the Region;

  5. Seek to ensure that the general standard of government services and access to those services in the Region is comparable to that which applies in the metropolitan area;

  6. Generally take steps to encourage, promote, facilitate and monitor the economic development in the Region.


  1. Promote the region;

  2. Facilitate coordination between relevant statutory bodies and State government agencies;

  3. Cooperate with representatives of industry and commerce, employer and employee organisations, education and training institutions and other sections of the community in the region;

  4. Identify the opportunities for investment in the region and encourage that investment;

  5. Identify the infrastructure needs of the region, and encourage the provision of that infrastructure in the region; and

  6. Cooperate with departments of the Public Service of the State and the Commonwealth, and other agencies, instrumentalities and statutory bodies of the State and the Commonwealth and the local governments in order to promote equitable delivery of services within the region.