Department of State Development

State Budget 2015-16

State Budget 2015-16

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Resource rich

Resource rich

Western Australia is one of the world's greatest mineral provinces with over 513 commercial projects across 50 different minerals and 1050 operating mines. Minerals and petroleum accounted for 91 per cent ($113 billion) of the state's merchandise exports in 2013.

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Investment in production

Investment in production

Unprecedented investment and construction in the Liquefied Natural Gas industry will see Western Australia become a significant global energy supplier for the next 50 years. Investment in mine, rail and port infrastructure underpins growth in the export of iron ore. Export volumes have nearly trebled in the last ten years and continue to grow.

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Global energy & resources hub

Global energy & resources hub

The surge of investment in the energy and resources sectors has attracted a services sector of more than 400 international companies including global finance, business, legal, aviation, and transport and logistics firms, particularly to the capital city, Perth.

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Strength beyond resources

Strength beyond resources

Western Australia has become an incubator for one of the world’s largest and well regarded mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sectors. Many of the advances in mining-related software have their origins in local companies and their links to research institutes.

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Enviable lifestyle

Enviable lifestyle

World-class government and legal, health and education institutions coupled with a Mediterranean climate and relaxed lifestyle make Western Australia an incredible investment destination.

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Leading Responsible Development

The Department of State Development provides leadership to drive responsible development for Western Australia's future.

Working closely with industry, communities and government agencies, the department coordinates the development of major resource, industrial and infrastructure projects and works to attract strategic investment.