The Commission releases Vision 2050 – the Draft Peel Regional Investment Blueprint

In developing the Blue Print, the Commission’s has not set an aspiration for the region to grow, rather one to cope with the population we know is coming, Commission Board chairman Paul Fitzpatrick said.

“By 2050 the Peel is expected to be one of the most populated regions outside of Perth with a projected population of 300.000,” he said.*

“The biggest issue around population growth is the significant extra jobs for that coming population so the Peel needs to build an economy that incorporates many industries; adopt innovative approaches to business and have a highly skilled and high performing workforce.”

Commission chief executive Mellisa Teede, and Mr Fitzpatrick, will launch the Blueprint at a Committee for Economic Development Australia (CEDA), conference in Mandurah on Wednesday, November 12.

Ms Teede said in order for the Peel to achieve the changes it is seeking over the next 20-30 years, the Peel Regional Investment 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.

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

“The Blueprint is the roadmap for realising our vision of being a progressive, prosperous and dynamic region.”

Peel Regional Investment Blueprint at a Glance provides a brief overview of the plans for this future, while the full document The Peel Regional Investment Blueprint can be read here.

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.

To ensure your comments are considered, please provide your written comment by January 29, 2015.
*Department of Planning, July 2014