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Peel Development Commission appointment gives Shire greater role in shaping Peel future

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale will play a greater role in shaping the Peel region’s future after Shire President Cr Michelle Rich...

7 March 2018
Millbrook Winery Jarrahdale

The Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale will play a greater role in shaping the Peel region’s future after Shire President Cr Michelle Rich was appointed to the Peel Development Commission (PDC) board.

Cr Rich joins Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams as one of two local government representatives on the PDC, formed to oversee economic and social development across the region.

In November, Cr Rich was also elected Chair and representative of the WALGA State Council’s Peel Zone, empowering her to be the region’s voice at state level.

The announcement means the Shire and its residents will have greater influence over key decisions about Peel’s future as it moves towards a projected population of 444,000 by 2050.

“The Shire not only has a seat at the policymaking table, we are playing a central role in decisions that will shape the region’s future,” Cr Rich said.

“Taking on such responsibility ensures the interests, opinions and aspirations of our residents, as well as everyone in Peel, are heard at a state and federal level.

“We see the Shire as central to region’s ongoing development and look forward to advocating for a future Peel that is economically prosperous, socially diverse and culturally vibrant.”