The South West Development Commission aims to have competitive infrastructure that meets community and industry needs, and an environment that is recognised for its unique biodiversity.
To achieve this delicate balance, we identify and develop projects that support regional sustainability.
Transforming an old coal mine at Collie into a recreational water park (Lake Kepwari) is just one of our projects that supports the development of a sustainable region.
About the natural environment
The South West region of Australia occupies a patch of Earth so special it is recognised as a biodiversity hotspot.
The South West is home to natural ecosystems supporting a variety of plants, animals and micro-organisms.
The region has a rich and varied natural environment, which has considerable ecological and landscape value.
It is well-known for its magnificent karri, jarrah and tuart forests, unique underground cave systems, rivers and wetlands and its spectacular coastlines and estuaries.
It boasts landscapes including fertile agricultural and farmland, coastal plains and mountain ranges along the Darling Scarp.