The Commission

Peel Development Commission is a statutory authority established in 1994 by the Western Australian State Government under the Regional Development Commissions Act 1993.  The Commission is one of nine regional development commissions across the State, each governed by the same legislation.

As a Statutory Authority, the Peel Development Commission’s role is to:

  • Be the lead coordinator in the region, for the purpose of coordinating the multiplicity of government and non-government efforts;
  • Propose economic and social growth initiatives, including through Royalties for Regions grant funding;
  • Provide information and advice to promote business development within the region;
  • Monitor regional social and economic development, including market failure, in order to identify specific agency or whole-of-government actions;
  • Plan to enable the development of a Regional Blueprint within the framework developed by the Regional Development Council, ensuring the integration of government planning, and as a resource for industry and not-for-profit organisations;
  • Lead on regional development integration of government, business, industry and community partners, through data collection, information provision, promotion, coordination and facilitation;
  • Provide regional, strategic, high-level advice and recommendations to the Regional Development Council and Minister for Regional Development.
  • Address regional policy matters referred by the Minister through the Regional Development Council