The Wheatbelt's two SuperTowns, Jurien Bay and Northam, have launched each of their Growth Plans.
Significant effort from the Shire of Northam, Shire of Dandaragan, the Wheatbelt Development Commission, project teams and community reference groups has gone into the research and planning to date in this SuperTowns process.
To find out more about the SuperTown initiative and process, please download the Regional Centres Development Plan (SuperTowns) Framework 2011-2012 issued by the Department for Regional Development and Lands.
The SuperTown Growth Plan Toolkit 2011-2012 is also available for download and is a practical guide to preparing a SuperTown Growth Plan. This toolkit is to be read in conjunction with the SuperTown Framework 2011-2012 above.
For more information please contact the relevant Shire office.
Contact: Chadd Hunt, Manager Planning and Development, Shire of Northam
firstname.lastname@example.org or 08 9622 6100
Jurien Bay SuperTown
Contact: Tony Nottle, CEO, Shire of Dandaragan
email@example.com or 08 9652 0800
Wheatbelt towns Northam and Jurien Bay are two of nine Western Australian towns endorsed by Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls to share in $85.5M of Royalties for Regions funding in 2011 under the Regional Centres Development Plan (SuperTowns). This is an exciting State Government initiative to begin the process of enhancing and stimulating growth in key regional towns in the southern half of the State.
With population growth set to double in Western Australia over the next 30 to 40 years, SuperTowns will offer more opportunities and amenities for people who choose to live in the State’s regional areas and provide an attractive alternative to living in Perth.
The Wheatbelt Development Commission is working closely with the Shire of Northam and the Shire of Dandaragan (Jurien Bay) to develop Growth and Implementation Plans that will enhance economic and social infrastructure.