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The Kimberley Development Commission was established as a Government department under Section 21 of the Public Service Act 1978 on 1 January 1993. An Interim Advisory Board was appointed in February 1993, comprised of the Presidents of the four Kimberley Shires.
The Commission was subsequently declared a Statutory Authority under the Regional Development Commissions Act 1993, when the Act was proclaimed on 8 April 1994. This allowed the appointment of the first permanent Board of the Kimberley Development Commission.
The Kimberley Development Commission was one of nine regional development commissions established through the Regional Development Commissions Act. The Kimberley Development Commission is responsible for encouraging, promoting, facilitating and monitoring economic development in the region.
As part of a series of Machinery of Government changes effective from 1 July 2017, staff of the Kimberley Development Commission were transferred to the new Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. The Commission remains a Statutory Authority under this new arrangement.