Economic Development

The City of Cockburn is an economic powerhouse and takes a strategic approach to development. There are a number of advocacy groups for business including the Melville Cockburn Chamber of Commerce and the South West Group.

Steering economic development

The City of Cockburn enjoys strong economic growth. Its gross regional product is approximately 2.6% of the State’s overall revenue. The City’s strong economic performance is the result of 25 years of rapid greenfield residential and industrial development which is now slowing down. The City’s future growth will be shaped by infill and revitalisation projects. In recognition of this, the City has developed an Economic Development Directions Strategy, which will support this transition and the City’s growth into the future.

The Strategy takes an integrated approach to planning for the future economy of the Cockburn region. This document is a tool for the City’s economic development and includes an outline of the City's current status and a plan to reach future goals.

Economic Development Directions Strategy

The Economic Development Directions Strategy has been developed to support Cockburn’s growth as it transitions away from greenfield development, towards a focus on infill and revitalisation. The Strategy identifies the key elements influencing Cockburn’s economy and outlines why the City needs to be strategic about economic development for the future. The strategy is a tool that identifies a path for the City to take and to guide its future prosperity.

Advocacy groups

The South West Group and Melville Cockburn Chamber of Commerce represent the City and its business community with regard to economic development.

The South West Group

The South West Group represents one of the fastest growing regions of Perth. This includes the cities of Cockburn, Fremantle, Melville, Kwinana and Rockingham and the Town of East Fremantle. The South West Group promotes sustainable economic growth and development and lifestyle opportunities for the communities of the region.

A Board manages the South West Group and includes the Mayors and CEO's of its member local governments.

The South West Group produces a regular Information at a Glance publication opens in a new window, which provides an information overview of Perth’s south west region.

Melville Cockburn Chamber of Commerce

The Melville and Cockburn Chamber of Commerce (MCCC) opens in a new window supports businesses throughout the cities of Melville and Cockburn. The MCCC hosts and promote events and activities to enhance economic development.

The MCCC connects local businesses through regular correspondence, meetings and networking opportunities. It provides advice, advocacy and information to its members to promote economic development.

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