The Kimberley Development Commission (KDC) is established as a Statutory Authority under the Regional Development Commissions Act 1993 . It is one of nine development commissions established under this act by the government of Western Australia.
The Commission's purpose is to achieve an environment which is conducive to the balanced economic and social development of the Kimberley region. The mission, functions and objectives of the Commission are the primary guidelines for the Commission's activity.
The Commission has a Board of ten people with strong interests in the development of the region. Board members are appointed by the Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development; Minister Assisting the Minister for Transport, the Hon. Brendon Grylls MLA.