Economic Development Services



The City has an Economic Development Team with specialist industry and local government knowledge, dedicated to driving long term economic benefits for local businesses. A key focus for the team is the delivery of the City's Economic Development Strategy, which has a vision for a high performing economy underpinned by a culture of entrepreneurship, innovation and investment. This team provides services and information which can be tailored to individual investor and business requirements including:

  • Identification of key stakeholders and facilitating introductions and meetings
  • Assistance with identifying potential development sites and commercial premises
  • Arranging pre-lodgement meetings with City Officers
  • Providing information and access to statistical data to support decision making
  • Providing support material and advice on government regulations, policies, planning
  • frameworks and incentives

To access these services, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


The City recognises that land use planning can either facilitate or hinder a thriving economy. The City's economic hubs of Cannington, Canning Vale and Welshpool are significant not only to the City but to the Perth Metropolitan area. The importance of these areas is reflected in the future land use planning of the City. Along with the Economic Development Strategy, the City has developed a Local Commercial and Activity Centre Strategy (LCACS) that will inform the Local Planning Strategy.

View: Economic Development Strategy

The City of Canning is Small Business Friendly. To find out more click here.