Economic development

Penguin Island ferry

Investment attraction

The role of the Economic Development team is to:

  • attract investment to facilitate major development within the Waterfront Village and City Centre precincts, and other identified precincts within Rockingham
  • attract investment funds and economic development
  • develop sustainable working relationships with key economic development stakeholders.

For more information on how the Economic Development team can assist your needs with property, developing or investing in the City of Rockingham, phone (08) 9528 0333 or email


The following provides the latest snapshot of key indicators of the City of Rockingham Economy.

Visit the City of Rockingham profile for in-depth statistical analysis of our population, demographics and economic profile.

GRP $4.83 billion,Population 133,389, local jobs 36,523, largest industry retail, 5619 local businesses, 64,398 employed residents

SOURCE:, by .id, the population experts. GRP: Gross Regional Product. ABS: Australian Bureau of Statistics. ERP: estimated resident population. NIEIR: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research.

Rockingham Renaissance

Rockingham Renaissance is the City of Rockingham’s long-term investment attraction program that aims to engage and attract national and international partners who can capitalise on the many unique benefits available to investers and developers within the City of Rockingham.

The City has already established strong links with France and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the French Australian Chamber of Commerce (FACCI) to support the development of bilateral relations between France and Australia.  Rockingham was also the first Australian City to sign an Economic Development Alliance with the French city of Cherbourg. The formal agreement has the potential to create significant economic and employment opportunities for the Rockingham region.

In March 2018 the City co-hosted a forum at Parliament House with the West Australian European Business Association and FACCI to showcase the Rockingham Renaissance project to high level delegates from Europe and prominent members of the Western Australian Government and business community.

For more information about Rockingham Renaissance, contact the Economic Development team on (08) 9528 0333 or email

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