Department of State Development

Government Reform

Government Reform

The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation was formed on 1 July 2017. The department comprises the former Department of State Development; the Industry Development division from the former Department of Commerce; the Western Australian Tourism Commission; and the former Office of Science. It also has responsibility for international education and innovation.

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Strategic policy

Strategic policy

We ensure Western Australia's future prosperity through the development of strategic policy analysis in areas including the State economy and domestic gas.

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Linking WA with the world

Linking WA with the world

We are the Western Australian Government's lead agency for international engagement and education; and operate a network of trade and investment offices worldwide.

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Industrial Land

Industrial Land

The department is ensuring that necessary industrial land is available to support Western Australia's future economic growth.

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Agriculture and food

Agriculture and food

Our Agribusiness Expansion Unit is focused on export market development, inward investment and the facilitation of major agribusiness projects under the State Government's lead agency framework.

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Leading Responsible Development

The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation was formed on 1 July, 2017 as part of the Western Australian Government’s Machinery of Government changes.

The department is Western Australia’s lead agency for economic development, international trade and investment, and tourism. It also leads the promotion and development of the defence, international education, science and innovation sectors in Western Australia.

 

 

  • METS

    Perth company Immersive Technologies training product Pro3 Classroom Mining equipment, technology and services

    The challenge of ensuring that Western Australia's mines remain competitive, while achieving operational excellence and meeting high environmental standards, has nurtured an efficient and advanced Mining Equipment and Technology Services sector.


    METS in WA - Industry Snapshot                  METS in WA - Innovation

    METS in WA - Opportunities


  • Project Development

    wheatstone_project_lngplant_aerial-with-copyrightThe Department of State Development leads initiatives on behalf of the Western Australian government that pave the way for significant industry investment in large and complex projects such as LNG processing precincts and ports.

    The department works in the early stages of these projects to negotiate matters of land tenure, native title and heritage, environmental approvals, land use planning and social impact.


  • Economic Policy

    economic-updateWestern Australia is the main minerals and petroleum exporting state of Australia and its economy benefits from its proximity to the growing markets of Asia.

    The department publishes a monthly report that includes statistical information on the Western Australian economy, available here.

  • Oil & Gas

    oil and gas Oil & Gas

    Annual LNG production capacity in Western Australia is expected to more than double as new projects come on stream. Current LNG projects have an expected life beyond 50 years providing an expanding market for service providers seeking to establish in the region.


    Oil and Gas in WA - Industry Snapshot              Oil and Gas in WA - Innovation

    Oil and Gas in WA - Opportunities                      Oil and Gas in WA - Capabilities

  • The LNG Fund

    Australia - China LNG Fund2013: 27-28 November, 14th Working Group Meeting Held in Canberra   

    The Australia China Natural Gas Technology Partnership Fund (The Fund) was established in 2002 as part of an historic agreement for Australia to supply LNG to China. 

    The Fund was established in 2002 as part of an agreement for Western Australia to supply LNG to China for 25 years.