The Peel region is located 75km away from the Perth metropolitan and encompasses a blend of the built and natural environment within its 5648-kilometre square landscape. Five local government shires make up the area: City of Mandurah, Serpentine-Jarrahdale, Murray, Waroona and Boddington that collectively support a population of 124,500. Due to its proximity to the Perth metropolitan area, forecasts estimate the community will grow to 188,400 people by 2031, predominantly in the urban centre of Mandurah which already holds 65% of the current population.
Mining and mineral processing is the chief industry of the region, though the agricultural, tourism, construction and retail commerce industries are also significant areas of employment.
Shaped by the Darling Scarp, 50 kilometres of coastline, an extensive wetland system and urban, agricultural and horticultural land, the Peel region holds both conservation and tourism values with attractions including the Serpentine National Park and Pinjarra Heritage Trail.
Active issues in this area include:
- Encouraging personal shark deterrents
- Supporting regenerative agriculture
- Preserving our forests
More issues are arising on a regular basis. To find out more about a specific issue in your area or to notify us of an area of concern, contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org