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E-Bulletin

July 2018

Hello from the new South West Group Director

I am proud and delighted to write the first e-bulletin as the Director of the South West Group.  I started in the role in early June and have been busy meeting with the Mayors and CEOs of our six member Councils, representatives from our major project partners (current and potential), and contacting State and Federal politicians with an interest in the South West metropolitan region.  I join the South West Group after five years at the City of Fremantle as head of Economic Development and Marketing, so I am very familiar with the region, its opportunities and challenges.
The South West Group's priorities in the short-term are to help attract private and public investment to the region. The end goal of that is to further develop the key industries that we have in the region in order to generate high quality employment opportunities and improve well-being in the region. Our approach must involve working closely with various State Government Departments and the Federal Government to identify and act on collective opportunities.
Tom Griffiths
My immediate priorities

After discussions with the CEOs of the member councils, we have identified the immediate priorities as being:
  • City Deals - working with member Councils and Department of Premier and Cabinet to develop a proposal for the WA City Deal to include investment in the South West metropolitan region.
  • Exploring the opportunity to submit proposals for the Infrastructure Australia Infrastructure Priority List.
  • Developing a regional investment attraction plan.
  • Building relationships with the Metronet Office and the Westport Taskforce to ensure the region's short-term and long-term aspirations are well understood.
  • Building relationships with State and Federal Politicians with an interest in the South West region.
Additionally, the South West Group will continue to work with its member Councils to identify opportunities for resource sharing, regional service delivery and partnership opportunities within the South West region.
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