The Western Australian State Government has developed a strong vision and agenda for the growth of Western Australia's Regional Centres and SuperTowns, which is reinforced through the State Planning Strategy and Regional Investment Blueprints (Blueprints), and through Pilbara Cities and the Regional Centres Development Plan.(RCDP).
The RCDP responds to the notion that Regional Centres and SuperTowns must be "Ready for Business" and aims to enable those centres to maximise their economic potential through the development of a Growth Plan tailored for each of the Regional Centres.
Growth Plan Partnerships have been established in Broome, Greater Bunbury, Greater Geraldton and Kalgoorlie-Boulder and are responsible for developing and implementing Growth Plans. The Local Governments and Regional Development Commissions of each Regional Centre are leading the formation of Growth Plan Partnerships, which provide forums for the public and private sector to work together to drive economic development
Growth Plans are "place-based" socio-economic development strategies that address a Regional Centre and its catchment area, and provide a vehicle for communities to set the direction for their future growth. The aim of a Growth Plan is to strengthen a Regional Centre's strategic positioning, attract business and investment, support the growth of competitive industries and build a better place to live for existing and new residents.
LandCorp is assisting the State Government and Growth Plan Partnerships and is now seeking Registrations of Interest to establish a register of consultants that may be suitable to deliver the specialist services needed to prepare a Growth Plan. The register will be non-exclusive (meaning that consultants not on the register may also be used) and will be active until completion of the project (expected to be October 2016), but may be extended beyond that date. The purpose of the register will be to establish a database of consultants that can be approached to provide quotes to undertake specific tasks during the course of the development of the Growth Plan if the consultants experience and capability suits the specified tasks.
Consultants should be aware that addition to the register will not guarantee an invitation to quote for work, as the scope of work will be matched to consultant/s with the most suitable skills, their availability and capacity at the time, and the quotes they provide.
Consultants should initially be available to provide services during the period November 2015 to October 2016, and then as needed thereafter.
LandCorp is now seeking Registrations of Interest to establish a register of consultants that may be able to deliver the specialist services needed to prepare a Growth Plan. Click here to Register your details.