Regions pool investor data
A one-stop shop for investment has been launched by three of WA’s Regional Development Australia offices to pitch big-ticket projects to national and international investors.
The Mid and North Western Australia Investment Portfolio was launched in Perth last week in front of a crowd of more than 140 participants, including former deputy prime minister Warren Truss.
The portfolio is a collaboration of work between the Mid West-Gascoyne, Pilbara and Kimberley RDA offices in an attempt to pull all information needed for potential investors into one place.
RDA Pilbara chief executive Diane Pentz said the report had been adapted from the previous one done in 2012 to suit the current economic climate.
“The idea is to showcase some credible and viable financial opportunities for investment across these four regions,” she said.
“Investors can have a look at what investment opportunities are available, what the regulatory pathways are, and what’s happening in terms of the enabling environment from State and Federal governments.
“The idea of this is to get money on the ground. There are some fantastic projects in there.”
Mrs Pentz said the portfolio presented opportunities for investors to then go and do their “due diligence”.
The document includes regulatory pathways and requirements, something Mrs Pentz said was a first for the region.
Durack MHR Melissa Price said the portfolio was an “excellent” overview of investment potential in the Mid and North West.
Ms Price said the portfolio was a step in the right direction for collaboration in regional WA.