Transport and Economic Development


The EMRC assists in the alignment of regional priorities with local area priorities to deliver outcomes that support industry investment, embrace circular economy principles, advocate for regional priorities and promote Net Zero opportunities throughout the Region.

Driving integrated transport planning initiatives aimed at providing an efficient, safe and sustainable regional transport network with increasing use of lower emission fuels is a key goal for the EMRC. This includes research, advocacy and seeking grant funding for low emission transport options such as electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and the required supporting infrastructure.

The EMRC will continue to explore the Region's local economic future and discuss the role of local government in delivering business support workshops and seminars in various skill sets. Projects and initiatives leading to knowledge and resource sharing are positive avenues for economic vitality in Perth’s Eastern Region. 

Regional economic development and transport activities seek to achieve and maintain a prosperous future for Perth’s Eastern Region and its residents. A range of activities that enable infrastructure and investment to meet the needs of industry are delivered to support regional growth.

 EMRC Economic Report Card

EMRC Economic Report card 2021

EMRC Hydrogen Report card

EMRC Hydrogen Report card 2021

Check out our Investing in Perth’s Eastern Region prospectus

No matter the case, Share the Space!

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Raising awareness around the use of shared spaces, with a focus on people with various abilities and the elderly, is the aim of the EMRC’s Share the Space campaign.

Consisting of a series of animated videos, social media advertising and other media support, Share the Space focuses on different modes of transport and addresses a number of priorities identified in the EMRC’s Regional Road Safety Plan and Regional Integrated Transport Strategy.

A study in the US showed that those disabled users are a third more likely to be injured in shared spaces. In the last year, approximately four serious gopher (mobility vehicle) accidents have occurred in Perth, resulting in the serious injury or death of a disabled person in shared spaces.

Share the Space has been designed to raise awareness around sharing paths, roads and shared spaces by using the key messages of:

In addition, the campaign will highlight a number of road rules and footpath etiquette that can impact on the enjoyment and safety of people using these spaces. Particularly when we are using different transport modes, the good intentions of others can be misunderstood or demonstrate behaviour that causes confusion or frustration.

Aware, Patient and Considerate

Mobility Equipment

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Staying Safe in Shared Spaces

To view Share the Space videos click here  Share the Space