The Peel is located only 75 kilometres south of Perth, with a diverse landscape incorporating 50 kilometres of pristine coastline and urban, agricultural and horticultural land.
With a coastal plain bordered inland by the Darling Scarp, the Peel region is situated amongst the highest rainfall areas of South Western Australia. This climate, along with 23 rivers, streams and creeks, provides an extensive wetland system that is of international and national significance, supporting diverse and unique flora and fauna.
The region provides a variety of tourism experiences including historic Pinjarra, one of the oldest towns in Western Australia, and Serpentine National Park, abounds with scenic beauty of ancient landforms and lush forest.
Living, working and investing in the Peel
The Peel is made up of five local government authorities:
The estimated resident population of the Peel region was 124,500 in 2013 and is expected to climb to 179,000 by 2023. Close proximity to metropolitan Perth, well serviced infrastructure and attractive lifestyle options are contributing to the region's rapidly growing popularity.
Although the Peel is Western Australia's smallest region geographically, Mandurah is the second fastest growing regional city in Australia. Mandurah is the regional business hub and is home to 65 per cent of the region's population. The City's retail sector is a large employer and an important contributor to the Peel's economy.
The region's economy is dominated by mineral processing because of its abundance of mineral reserves, including the world's largest bauxite mine, mineral sands and Australia's largest producing gold mine. The region is complemented by stable manufacturing and construction service industries and agriculture.
Also a popular tourist destination, the Peel attracted an average of 346,800 overnight visitors and $174 million per annum from 2010 to 2012.
For more information visit the Peel Development Commission's website or contact your local Community Resource Centre.
Peel Region in Profile
Projects in the Peel