Norm Marlborough

Norm Marlborough

Former Minister for Small Business; Peel and the South West; Minister Assisting the Minister for Education and Training

    Peel and South-West to host regional investment tour

    21/08/2006 4:17 PM

    Minister for Peel and the South-West Norm Marlborough announced today his intention to lead a tour of the regions aimed at attracting capital investment to those areas.

    “Both Peel and the South-West are holding on to a wealth of unexplored business opportunities that I know investors would be keen to take advantage of,” Mr Marlborough said.

    “This tour is an ideal forum to bring together regional business operators and the major State and national financiers.”

    The Minister will accompany a group of venture capitalists, merchant bankers, bankers and private equity investors to the region from November 9-12.

    “Businesses looking to attract capital investment are encouraged to seize the opportunity to present their proposals to the group,” he said.

    The Investor Group will visit major centres in the Peel and South-West regions, including Mandurah, Bunbury, Collie, Busselton, Margaret River, Manjimup and Pemberton.

    Regional investment tours are a key initiative of the State Government’s ‘A Fair Go for Regional WA’ policy.

    Since commencing in 2001, well over $200million has been invested into regional Western Australia.

    “I am delighted to be a part of the tour which will showcase the region’s diverse and growing opportunities,” Mr Marlborough said.

    “The tours, hosted by the Peel and South-West Development Commissions and the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, demonstrate the Government’s commitment to building strong regional economies and creating jobs for the future.”

    The investor group includes senior representatives from Aspen Group, BankWest, Carnegie Corporation, Churchill Capital, Commonwealth Bank, Deloitte, Foundation Capital, Hartleys Ltd, Hawaiian Management Group, Indigenous Business Australia, Javelin Partners, LandCorp, Macquarie Bank, Patersons Securities Ltd, Rabobank and Rothschild’s.

    Interested parties seeking further information should contact:

    Peter Reading, Peel Development Commission, 9535 0033, or Graeme Baesjou, South West Development Commission, 9792 2000, or Kevin Strapp, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Tel: 9791 2044

    Minister's office - 9213 6500