The Kimberley Region
The Kimberley region is a remote and sparsely populated region where people live in a magnificent and complex landscape that represents one sixth of Western Australia’s land mass. The natural landscape varies between broad savannah grasslands, rugged ranges, long golden beaches and spectacular tropical gorge country.
Its wonderful northern coastline from Broome to Wyndham is abundant with fresh seafood including the famous Cone Bay Barramundi while the region's estuaries and mangroves provide delicacies such as mudcrabs. The outstanding feature of the Kimberley’s inland irrigated agriculture and horticulture is the diversity of crops grown, including melons, mangoes, bananas, citrus, niche market vegetables, chick peas and chia. Its established pastoral stations supply 30% of WA’s beef cattle supply.
Native bush food from the region is emerging with bush tucker researchers saying the gubinge industry (broadly known as the Kakadu Plum) is about to take off, with the fruit tipped to be one of the next big “superfoods” to gain international attention.
The Kimberley Development Commission (KDC) plays a strong role in the agricultural development of the region - its' vision aspires to a long term future as one of the world’s most successful and sustainable regions with a focus on “People, Place and Prosperity”. The KDC was a major sponsor of Buy West Eat Best's 2015 WA’s Signature Dish competition as a platform to promote the diverse and high quality food and agriculture from the region.
More information is available at www.kdc.wa.gov.au