Regional Development Commissions Act 1993

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The Regional Development Commissions Act 1993 is legislation passed by the Parliament of Western Australia: [1]

Parliament of Western Australia Legislative body of the Australian state of Western Australia

The Parliament of Western Australia is the bicameral legislature of the Australian state of Western Australia, forming the legislative branch of the Government of Western Australia. The parliament consists of a lower house, the Legislative Assembly, an upper house, the Legislative Council and the Queen, represented by the Governor of Western Australia. The two Houses of Parliament sit in Parliament House in the state capital, Perth.

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to establish regional development commissions, to coordinate and promote the development of regions and to establish a regional development council.

The Act falls under the control of the Minister for Local Government and Regional Development and provides for the establishment of nine commissions:

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Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia

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Great Southern (Western Australia) region of Western Australia

The Great Southern Region is one of the nine regions of Western Australia, as defined by the Regional Development Commissions Act 1993, for the purposes of economic development. It is a section of the larger South Coast of Western Australia and neighbouring agricultural regions.

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  1. "Regional Development Commissions Act 1993". State Law Publisher, Government of Western Australia. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  2. Gascoyne
  3. Goldfields-Esperance
  4. Great Southern
  5. Kimberley
  6. Mid West
  7. Peel
  8. Pilbara
  9. South West
  10. Wheatbelt