Invest in the Shire

Big Opportunities Come in Small Packages

While the Shire of Dandaragan may be relatively small in population, there are significant industry opportunities:

  • Tourism: new accommodation development, new tourism experiences and more events

Dandaragan Tourism

  • Agri-business: diversified opportunities for additional crops (citrus, stone fruit, olives, vegetables) as well as valued-added processing

Dandaragan Agri-Business

  • Retirement Living and Aged Care: retirement living and aged care developments to leverage the local amenity and cater for growing demand

Dandaragan Aged-Care

  • Aquaculture: the pristine, sheltered waters off the coast make the Shire an attractive location for aquaculture development and there are existing lease areas in place

Dandaragan Aqua-Culture

  • Renewable Energy: the Shire is a proven location for wind and solar power and additional opportunities exist for further renewable energy development

Dandaragan Renewable Energy

The Shire of Dandaragan's Economic and Tourism Development Strategy was developed to identify long-term economic outcomes for the Shire and includes a range of initiatives to support the existing business community and attract new and diverse business opportunities that will contribute to the economic growth of our community.

Shire of Dandaragan Economic and Tourism Development Strategy 2029

The Shire's Economic Development team are focused on promoting and marketing the investment opportunities that exist in the Shire to assist in attracting new investment.  The team will achieve this through meeting the following objectives:

  • Implementation of the Shire's Economic / Tourism Development Strategy (2016-2026)
  • Development of a series of Investment prospectuses outlining investment opportunities
  • Market and promote key industry sectors such as tourism and agriculture
  • Facilitate and assist private investors in progressing investment projects and opportunities in the region that will provide economic benefits such as employment  

Dandaragan Investment Prospectus

Discover How Close we are

With the completion of NorthLink (a $1 billion road infrastructure project), the Shire of Dandaragan can be reached in 2-2.5 hours, which means it takes longer to drive from Perth to Margaret River than it does to travel from Perth to the Shire of Dandaragan.  The opening of NorthLink in 2020 also provided a direct highway route to access the Perth International Airport and the Port of Fremantle from the Shire, minimising travel time for freight.

Discover your cost savings in our region

The Shire of Dandaragan offers considerable savings for businesses compared to the Perth region. Rent for office and retail properties in the Shire are between 54% and 71% below rates in Perth. Industrial land is between 78% and 86% more affordable than Perth. At the same time, the cost of housing in the Shire is equally affordable, ranging from 22% to 69% lower than the Perth region.