More than 200 people are expected to attend the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) “Future of the Peel Region” conference in Mandurah today, Wednesday, November 12.

The Hon Colin Holt representing the Minister for Regional Development, the Hon Terry Redman MLA, and Alan Cransberg, Managing Director of Alcoa Australia will be joined by a fantastic line-up of speakers to explore the future of industries, services and infrastructure in the Peel region.

Peel Development Commission chairman, Paul Fitzpatrick said rapid growth in recent decades has seen increased call for investment into infrastructure and community projects.

Mr Fitzpatrick said the Commission was pleased to be part of the conference and welcomed the diversity of the sessions to be held on the day.

“The Commission’s Chief Executive Mellisa Teede will headline “Vision for Peel” the first session of the day ,with the release of the draft Peel Regional Investment Blueprint – “Vision 2050”. This document describes Peel’s vision and provides a roadmap for its achievement,” he said.

“It has a strong economic focus, underpinned by the view that economic development is the cornerstone of a healthy balanced and sustainable society.”

Paddi Creevey, former mayor of Mandurah will also speak to this session.

Kevin Cass—Ryall of Ramsey Health Care, Frank Marra, chief executive of Landcorp, Sue McCluskey, chief executive of Regional Development Australia and Professor Andrew Taggart, Acting Vice-Chancellor, Murdoch University will lead the discussion on “Future Proofing the Peel Region’.

The final session “Industries in the Peel Region” will be explored by Javier Brodalka of Newmont Mining Corporation, Glen Kelly of the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council and John Nicolaou of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of WA