Key focus areas
Our key focus areas are industrial development, local industry participation, science and research, and innovation services.
Clean technologies and renewable energy
The Western Australian Government has developed a new online directory in order to support local businesses in the clean technology and renewable energy industry to promote their capabilities to the public. Go to Clean Technologies and Renewable Energy Directory.
The Western Australian Government is encouraging the economic and social development of the State through the digital economy.
Go to Digital Economy
Industry development is a key contributing tool to economic development in Western Australia. Find out what we are doing to facilitate industry development, particularly in the areas of marine and defence, minerals and oil and gas services, manufacturing and the digital economy. Go to Industry development
Science and researchOur role is to promote, support and grow science, research and development in Western Australia. Go to Science and research
Our role is to improve the links within the innovation system, enhancing the system as a whole, in order to translate innovative ideas into goods, services, and sustainable businesses. Go to Innovation services
Local industry participation
The Western Australian Government is committed to ensuring local industry receives full, fair and reasonable opportunity to participate in major resource projects taking place throughout the state. Find out more about our local industry participation initiatives. Go to Local industry participation
Radio astronomy and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA)
The Western Australian Government is a principal collaborator in the Australian–New Zealand bid for the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radioastronomy project. Major SKA facilities in WA include the radio telescope at Murchison, ICRAR and the Pawsey Centre. Go to Radio astronomy and the SKA