Our Commission

Our Commission

Welcome to the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission

The Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission (GEDC) is a West Australian Government agency committed to encouraging and promoting economic and social activity in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia. The GEDC is one of nine Regional Development Commissions, which were established under the Regional Development Commissions Act (1993).


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


Retain and attract population, and increase economic development opportunities in the region.

Objectives of a Development Commission

  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.