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SuperTowns Andrew Blee Department of Planning. Setting the Scene Why was the SuperTown program introduced? 1.Doubling of the State’s population by 2050.

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1 SuperTowns Andrew Blee Department of Planning

2 Setting the Scene Why was the SuperTown program introduced? 1.Doubling of the State’s population by Decline of regional towns and what they offer. 3.Wealth generated in the Regions.

3 The Response The announcement of the Regional Centres Development Plan (SuperTowns) in July $85.5 million was allocated to kick start the program. $5.5 million to assist strategic planning and $80 million for the implementation of transformational projects.

4 Who are the SuperTowns? Nine SuperTowns were announced: 1.Boddington 2.Collie 3.Esperance 4.Jurien Bay 5.Katanning 6.Northam 7.Manjimup 8.Margaret River 9.Morawa

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6 Why were they chosen? Two Main reasons:  Growth potential  Strategic Location

7 What were they required to do?  Prepare and submit a growth plan  Prepare and submit four business cases

8 Where is the process at?  Draft Growth Plans have been completed and endorsed by relevant agencies.  Business Cases for priority projects have been submitted and are currently with RDL for assessment before funding is allocated – due mid May.

9 Where to from here?  The Local Governments have to the end of the year to finalise their Growth Plans. This will then inform future projects should additional rounds of funding become available.  The life of the SuperTown process beyond this year is unknown. It is dependant on a number of factors the most relevant being the State election next year.


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