The South West has a growing population of 178,000 and an economy that supports over 71,000 jobs.
Key sectors are Manufacturing, Construction, Real Estate Services and Mining, accounting for 50% of output value for the region. Half of all jobs are in the retail, health care, construction, education and training, and manufacturing sectors. Located two hours’ drive from Perth, the South West has excellent road, rail and port access through Bunbury and an established airport in Busselton for domestic passengers and international freight.
The South West is home to the world’s largest lithium deposit in the town of Greenbushes and there industrial land available for future industry development in Kemerton, Collie and Manjimup. The South West offers an enviable lifestyle, with towns like Busselton, Margaret River and Augusta attracting new residents and visitors.