Business in the Kimberley Report
Explores the challenges, the opportunities and recommendations for change required to underpin the regeneration of the local economy with a robust business sector while retaining a supportive community.
The aquaculture industry contributes $34.4M1 to the GRP. Main industry sectors are pearling and barramundi farming in the west kimberley , with opportunity for large scale farmed prawns in the east Kimberley.
Vital to the region’s economic and social wellbeing, the small business sector is the Kimberley’s largest employer. It keeps money close to home and supports communities by helping to create webs of financial interdependence that foster broad-based prosperity.
The Kimberley is an iconic holiday destination. The tourism industry represents 10% of gross revenue generated by 500 businesses and directly employs 12% of workforce, with many other indirect flow-on benefits across the region.