For many years now, there has been a focus on economic development as a way to deliver improved standards of living and increase wellbeing for local communities.

With a presence in all communities across the state, responsibility for key regulatory activities such as planning and development and a significant proportion of public assets under management, Local Government is a major player in the local and State economy, and has an important role to drive economic development outcomes.

WALGA undertakes policy and provides support to Local Governments on a range of issues relating to economic development.
WALGA supports and collaborates with Economic Development Australia (EDA). 

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Review of the WA Plan for Jobs

The Review of the WA Plan for Jobs and the Economic Development Opportunity for Local Government in Western Australia seeks to inform Local Government on how the commitments of the Western Australian Government will impact on Local Government areas and how Local Government can both engage with the WA Plan for Jobs programs and projects, as well as reach a position on a local perspective on economic development.

Download the Review of the WA Plan for Jobs.