Economic Development

The Shire of Morawa is commited to obtaining A robust and innovative economy with a range of local employment opportunities.

Business and Industry within Morawa is quite diverse, ranging from traditional broadacre agricultural pursuits, to semi-intensive horticultural activities such as wildflower farming and olive oil production. Recent trends in world markets have also resulted in the recommencement of mining at Koolanooka.

Within the rural sector a range of services from contract spraying, shearing, mulesing, super spreading and share farming are available. Other support industries such as light engineering, steel fabrication and sandblasting services are offered. Morawa is the Shire’s service base, with businesses providing most, if not all, required goods and services.

As part of the SuperTown planning process the following list was tabled showing a variety of projects in the region, either planned or in progress, which are directly and indirectly linked with Morawa's Economic Development. These projects include:

  • Sinosteel – Koolanooka ($70m)
  • Gindalbie Metals – Karara ($2.6b)
  • Asia Iron – Extension Hills ($2b)
  • Mount Gibson Mining – Extension Hill ($73m)
  • Oakajee Port and Rail ($6b)
  • Brookfield Rail Upgrade
  • Southern Inland Health Initiative ($565m)
  • Industry Training Centre ($12m)
  • Trade Training Centre ($3.6m)
  • Morawa Business Units ($1.4m)
  • Industrial and Residential Subdivision ($2.7m)
  • Town Sewer Upgrade ($750k)
  • Mid West Energy Stage 1
  • North Midlands Solar Thermal ($22m)
  • NBN Optic Fibre and Next Generation Wireless Coverage
  • Morawa Sports Ground Redevelopment ($2.9m)

The Morawa SuperTown project provides the sustainability framework for a strong and diversified economy. To learn more about this visit the SuperTown section of this website here.

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