Peel Development Commission’s chief executive Mellisa Teede, launched the draft Regional Investment Blueprint at a Committee for Economic Development Australia (CEDA), conference in Mandurah on Wednesday, November 12.

From left- Commission Deputy Chair, Dr Sue Fyfe, the Hon. Colin Holt MLC, Commission Chief executive Mellisa Teede and Board Chairman Paul Fitzgerald (pic courtesy of Energy Images)

From left- Commission Deputy Chair, Dr Sue Fyfe, the Hon. Colin Holt MLC, Commission Chief executive Mellisa Teede and Board Chairman Paul Fitzpatrick
(image courtesy of Energy Images)

Ms Teede said in order for the Peel to achieve the changes it is seeking over the next 20-30 years, the Blueprint focuses on goals and strategies encompassed within four themes that are considered pivotal to the Peel’s future.

The four themes are Thriving Industry, Agriculture and Food Innovation, Capable People and Strong and Resilient Communities.

“We have set a number of ambitious but realistic medium term goals to 2031 and long term goals to 2050 have been identified,” she said.

“The short term, four year goals highlight what needs to be done to kick start this important period in the Peel’s growth.”

Commission chairman Paul Fitzpatrick said the draft Blueprint had been a comprehensive piece of work.

“It has involved consultation with up to 200 representatives of government, community business and industry,” he said.

“This Blueprint has a vision for what the Peel will look like by 2050 – that we will be highly progressive and dynamic in all our industry and community endeavours.”

“This in turn will create prosperity with raised incomes and living standards for all the community.”

Ms Teede said the Peel was on the brink of another exciting era of growth and change and the Commission welcomed feedback on the Blueprint until the end of January 2015.

“In the meantime, we will continue to work hard with industry and the community in establishing an implementation plan and the identification of key initiatives and projects and the attraction of investment in those projects,” she said.

The draft Peel Regional Investment Blueprint can be viewed at the Commission’s website www.peel.wa.gov.au

A brief overview of the plans for the future “Peel Regional Investment Blueprint at a Glance” can also be found at the website.

Public comment can be made using the online comment form or by written feedback by email to blueprint@peel.wa.gov.au or by mail to Peel Development Commission, PO Box 543, Mandurah, WA, 6210.