The Committee for the Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) held a one-day South West WA Regional Economic Update conference in Bunbury on 2nd November. Agriculture was one of the industry sectors highlighted, with presenters Tony Girgis, MD/CEO Brownes Foods, providing a snapshot of the WA dairying industry, and Ian Telfer, CEO WAPRES, discussing challenges in the timber and timber products sector. Harvey Water GM Bradd Hamersley gave an update of the Myalup Wellington Project to a Perth and regional audience of 180 people. Bradd provided a summary of project components and participants, and the projected socio-economic benefits of the project. This large investment by State and Federal Governments has been welcomed by the business community.