Strategic Planning

Strategic planning undertaken by the GSDC sits under the strategies of the Western Australian State Government, including as expressed in the Department of Regional Development’s Regional Development Strategy 2016-2025.

The GSDC’s strategic planning activities seek to keep on growing the regional economy by making sure there is an integrated set of planning resources that lead to good decisions about practical matters. This regional leadership by the GSDC integrates government planning and provides a valuable resource for government, industry and not-for-profit organisations. Key initiatives are listed below.

Great Southern Regional Investment Blueprint: The Blueprint is the overarching strategic planning document for the region. It guides long-term planning for investments in infrastructure and services in the Great Southern. Read more, or download the document now (16MB).

SEGRA Conference 2016: Australia’s premier national conference on sustainable regional development was held in Albany and the Great Southern from 26-28 October 2016. Read more, or visit the SEGRA website for information on SEGRA activities.

Great Southern Workforce Development Plan: This strategic planning document was produced in collaboration with the Department of Training and Workforce Development to identify future workforce needs in the Great Southern. See more publications, or download the document now (2MB).

Katanning Workforce Development Plan: This document was produced in collaboration with the Department of Training and Workforce Development to identify future workforce needs of Katanning. See more publications, or download the document now (2MB).

More GSDC publications are available on the Current Publications page.