Transform Peel is a 35-year visionary project to create new industries, more jobs and improved food security, through innovation, research and collaboration.
Transform Peel aims to capitalise on the Peel region’s unique peri-urban location and proximity to existing export infrastructure. The Peel region is in a strong position to take advantage of existing and emerging market opportunities and to becoming a regional hub for innovation in food and agriculture.
Export-based & trade-driven economy
Transform Peel is a plan to transform Peel’s economy from population-based and service-driven to export-based and trade-driven through a program of integrated and complex, multi-faceted projects.
Historically, Peel’s population growth has been driven by lifestyle-based migration, rather than driven by employment. This accounts for approximately 28.6% of people living in the region travelling to employment in the Perth metropolitan area. Transform Peel represents a significant opportunity to increase the region’s employment self-sufficiency, particularly through food and agriculture.
 Department of Training and Workforce Development, 2015. Peel Workforce Development Plan 2015–2018.
Moving into Phase 2
Transform Peel Phase 1: Activation, combined three strategic initiatives; Peel Business Park,including the WA Food Innovation Precinct, the Peel Agri Food Study and the Peel Integrated Water Initiative. With the first phase of the project characterised heavily by research and planning, many key milestones have now been achieved and continue to gather momentum as the project moves into Phase 2: Consolidation, investment attraction and new initiatives.
Local Businesses to Take WA’s Alternative Protein Advances AbroadAugust 2021
Western Australia is taking a deep dive into the production of alternative proteins with six pioneering businesses set to expand state efforts in the global market, with a particular focus on Singapore.
As participants in the X-Protein Lab program, a Western Australian Food Innovation Precinct initiative, the businesses will be mentored by industry experts from Singapore and Australia, through their research and development efforts, technology readiness, intellectual property considerations, product-market fit, business models, consumer and market acceptance, investment potential and global relevance.
Read the full article here.Western Australia is taking a deep dive into the production...
- April 2016
Over $25 million in Investments for the Peel RegionJune 2016
Transform Peel has leveraged an additional $25.372 million in investment for the Peel region through $702,000 from the National Water Infrastructure Fund, $2.5 million from Building Better Regions Fund, $21.75million Regional Growth Fund for the Agri Innovation Precinct and the microgrid, and $420,000 in-kind from the CSIRO.Transform Peel has leveraged an additional $25.372 million in investment...
Transform Peel goes to CanberraNovember 2016
Transform Peel delegation goes to Canberra to visit senior ministers and senators to raise awareness for the project and build capacity for further investment.
Peel Agri Food Study CompletedOctober 2017
Peel Agri Food Study is completed by DPIRD and GHD to assess agricultural production and identify land most suitable for agricultural production within the region.
- September 2017
Memorandum of UnderstandingFebruary 2018
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was executed between Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food, Fund Singapore, Murdoch University and the Peel Development Commission as a way to building a trilateral relationship where the partners would co-operate on an established strategic framework.
- May 2018
- September 2018
- October 2018
Regional Growth Fund for the Agri Innovation PrecinctJanuary 2018
$21.7 million is secured from the Federal Government’s Regional Growth Fund for the Peel Agri Innovation Precinct in the Peel Business Park$21.7 million is secured from the Federal Government’s Regional Growth...
- March 2019
- July 2019
- August 2019
Wormall Civil appointed contractor for Peel Business ParkSeptember 2019
Local civil contractor, Wormall Civil, appointed for subdivision works, road and service upgrades and downstream drainage upgrades for the park.Local civil contractor, Wormall Civil, appointed for subdivision works, road...
Peel Agri Food Study awarded the APSEA Best ProjectSeptember 2019
Peel Agri Food Study awarded the APSEA Best Project in Environment and Sustainability.Peel Agri Food Study awarded the APSEA Best Project in...
Enwave Consortium appointed for industrial microgridOctober 2019
Enwave Consortium, comprising of Enwave Australia, Synergy and Sunrise Energy, appointed by to deliver a renewable energy industrial microgrid.Enwave Consortium, comprising of Enwave Australia, Synergy and Sunrise Energy,...
Wormall Civil commences road and service upgrade worksDecember 2019
Wormall Civil commences road and service upgrade works.Wormall Civil commences road and service upgrade works.
- December 2019
Bushfire Centre of Excellence Construction CommencesMarch 2020
Construction of the Bushfire Centre of Excellence commences at the Peel Business Park.Construction of the Bushfire Centre of Excellence commences at the...
- May 2020
- June 2020
- April 2020
Re-zoning Stage 1 of Peel Business ParkJanuary 2020
The successful re-zoning of the first stage of Peel Business Park, as well as surrounding areas and the growing development interest has exceeded expectations.
PIWI Technical ReportJanuray 2020
A new PIWI technical report has been produced by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation in collaboration with industry partners: CSIRO, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Peel Development Commission, Wallbridge Gilbert Aztec (WGA) and the Shire of Murray. The report evaluates water opportunities and constraints for the Transform Peel development and summarises this in-depth research into one overarching document.
Webinar: How WA food producers can engage with SingaporeApril 2021
This interactive webinar recording from Wednesday14 April 2021 looks at:
• How WA food and beverage producers can engage in the Singapore market
• How Singapore can be a food and beverage hub for Australian producers into the ASEAN region
• How plans for the soon to be launched Western Australian Food Innovation Precinct are going to aid these opportunitiesThis interactive webinar recording from Wednesday14 April 2021 looks at:...
Peel’s Natural Advantage
Transform Peel leverages the region’s advantages and opportunities of proximity to transport routes of road, rail, air and ports and a shared time zone with developing Asian markets. A rapidly growing population, access to onsite research, development and training facilities, and best practice food provenance represent the depth of this opportunity.
Transform Peel is an integrated approach to building regional resilience and promoting economic development encompassing innovative water, energy and waste management solutions combining three strategic initiatives; Peel Business Park, including the WA Food Innovation Precinct, the Peel Agri Food Study and the Peel Integrated Water Initiative.