The Mid West region (map) covers nearly one fifth of Western Australia's land area, spanning around 478,000 square kilometres from Green Head to Kalbarri and more than 800km inland to Wiluna in the Gibson Desert. The region is divided into three subregions that demonstrate similarities in environment, land use, demography and industry. These are the Batavia Coast, Murchison and North Midlands subregions.
The Mid West has a diverse economy built around mining, agriculture, tourism and fishing. Mining is its most valuable sector, with a range of minerals and energy deposits available including gold, iron ore, copper, nickel, silver and natural gas. Demand for the region's resources has driven a rise in employment, triggering a number of new mining and construction projects and job growth in associated service sectors.
For more information visit the Mid West Development Commission's website.