Economic Development in Menzies

With a mix of tourism, agriculture and mining, Menzies has a small, but diverse economy that punches well above their weight. They also have arguably the most iconic tourist attraction in the region; Lake Ballard. 51km out of Menzies Township stands the “Inside Australia” exhibition. A statue installation on a salt lake; designed and constructed by internationally acclaimed artist Antony Gormley. Menzies also boasts other artistic excellence, with spinifex works being on display at the British Museum in England. Menzies, like many other towns in the region boomed during the gold rush of the late 1800’s. Menzies today continues to be a thriving community, strategically located between Leonora in the north and the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder. With ongoing growth across the mining, agricultural and tourist sectors, it is worth exploring investment opportunities in the Shire.

Please download our Menzies Economic Prospectus to find out more about the opportunities in Menzies 

Economic and Community Data

REMPLAN provides economic and community data and analysis which is accurate and up-to-date, enabling timely, evidence based decision making about where to Live, Work and Invest.

Government Grants and Business Support

Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants

The Regional Economic Development Grants (RED Grants) program is a $28.8 million (over five years) State Government initiative that invests in community driven projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia. It is part of the State Government’s $4 billion job-creating Royalties for Regions investment across regional WA. Contact the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission to determine if your business is eligible:

Regional New Industries Fund

The State Government is committed to building regional economies that are entrepreneurial, creative and technology-driven to create sustainable job opportunities for regional people. The State Government's Regional New Industries Fund will provide grants across the nine regions of Western Australia to support venture creation, accelerate small-medium enterprise growth and seed innovation initiatives.

You can contact the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development for more information at or call 6552 1860.

Local Capability Fund

The purpose of the LCF is to assist small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Western Australia to increase their capability and competitiveness as suppliers of products, services and works to the Western Australian State Government, major projects and other important markets.

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Department of Jobs, Science, Tourism and Innovation

Providing a range of services, links and advice for West Australian businesses.

Royalties for Regions

Royalties for Regions is a major government-funded program in Western Australia, administered by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD). There are a range of R&D incentives, grant and programs designed to grow regional west Australia.

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Federal Government

Services from across Government to support your business.

Find grants, funding and support programs from across government to help your business grow and succeed! When searching for funding, keep in mind that you’ll generally need to meet certain criteria to be eligible, and that aside from funding assistance, many programs can help your business by building your skills and knowledge.


Shire of Menzies

Corporate Business Plan 2020-2024

Strategic Community Plan 2020 - 2030

Strategic Resource Plan 2020 - 2035

Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission

Goldfields-Esperance Regional Investment Blueprint

Goldfields-Esperance 2011 - 2021 Strategic Development Plan

Goldfields-Esperance Arts and Culture - Strategic Framework 2017 – 2022

Goldfields-Esperance Regional Planning and Infrastructure Framework


  • DMIRS Resource Statistics


Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission - 

Regional Development Australia Goldfields Esperance – 

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development