Western Australian Development Trust


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The Western Australian Regional Development Trust (Trust) is an independent statutory advisory body established under the Royalties for Regions Act (2009) that provides advice on the Royalties for Regions Fund to the Hon Alannah MacTiernan, MLC,
Mi​nister for Regional Development.

The Trust plays an important role in providing independent and impartial advice and recommendations on the allocation of funds from the Royalties for Regions Fund (Fund) and in the management of the Fund, which is required to promote and facilitate economic, business and social development in regional Western Australia.

The work of the Trust affects the way in which the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and the Minister develop and administer Royalties for Regions policy and projects. The Trust regularly visits the regions and consults widely with individuals, agencies, and entities concerned with regional development and Royalties for Regions projects.



Trust members

Trust publications

Review of the Commu​nity Resource Network

Review of the Country Local Government Fund




Contact the Secretariat

The Trust is supported by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. For more information, please contact the Trust Secretariat:


Tel: +61 8 6552 1875
Post: PO Box 1143 West Perth WA 6872