Bigger & Better Beyond the Boom

Progress Tracker: Complete

2017
2018

Our 2017-18 major project Bigger & Better Beyond the Boom (B4) focussed on the current and future economy of the Perth and Peel region, and examined the size, industry composition and spatial structure of the economy.

We applied a four-pronged research approach that involved academic research, in-house expertise, consultative findings and on-the-ground study tours. The final report identified 11 high-level opportunities for the economic future of the Greater Perth region, supported by 7 key recommendations.

Report Recommendations
  • 1. Develop the inaugural investment, engagement and attraction strategy and associated brand to promote Perth as a place to invest, work and learn.
  • 2. Create the inaugural long-term economic growth and competitiveness strategy.
  • 3. Develop the inaugural long-term infrastructure strategy.
  • 4. Focus on sectors where Perth has a competitive advantage, opportunity or increasing demand in order to grow the economy.
  • 5. Protect and nurture Perth’s ecosystem of innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • 6. Implement ‘smart city’ initiatives for infrastructure efficiency and improved liveability and urban competitiveness.
  • 7. Increase Perth’s human capital and foster lifelong learning.
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Steering Committee
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Justin Carroll

Justin Carroll

Managing Partner and Chair of the Steering Committee

PwC

Nadia van Dommelen

Nadia van Dommelen

Partner and Deputy Chair of the Steering Committee

PwC

David MacLennan

David MacLennan

Assistant Director General of Policy and Priority Initiatives

Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

Jay Watson

Jay Watson

State General Manager

Westpac Banking Corporation

David Fisher

David Fisher

Chief Operating Officer

Juniper

Anne McCormack

Anne McCormack

Executive General Manager, Business Transformation and People Services

Silver Chain

Nicholas Ozich

Nicholas Ozich

Regional Director – Property and Development

Brookfield

Daniel Simms

Daniel Simms

Chief Executive Officer

City of Wanneroo

Ian Martinus

Ian Martinus

Manager Advocacy & Economic Development

City of Wanneroo

David McCulloch

David McCulloch

General Manager, International Markets

Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

Shaun Griffin

Shaun Griffin

General Manager, Perth

Ipsos

Professor Matthew Tonts

Professor Matthew Tonts

Pro Vice-Chancellor Executive Dean | Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education

The University of Western Australia

Fiona Haslam McKenzie

Fiona Haslam McKenzie

Co-Director, Centre for Regional Development

The University of Western Australia

Tony Monaghan

Tony Monaghan

Manager - Corporate Communications

The Brand Agency

Marion Fulker

Marion Fulker

Chief Executive Officer

Partners
Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.