Business Focus May 2016
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Greater Bunbury Growth Planning
The strategically important process of Greater
Bunbury Growth Planning
is continuing with a
reporting date in October looming large.
A proposal to provide additional local training
around clusters is being looked at and will be
a great opportunity for us to look at how we
might apply the concepts in a more structured
way locally to achieve economic development.
Interest Group Meetings
The GBGP six interest groups have completed
their series of meetings and each has identified
the key areas of focus to take their industry
The Chairs of the committees are meeting in
early June to discuss priorities within the range
of items identified by individual committees.
It is interesting to note that there is some
consistency across the segments with key
I recently attended group meetings in Eaton,
Capel, Harvey and Bunbury and it has been
great to see the energy, passion and ideas that
people have been contributing.
There has been some consistency across the
region which to me suggests a real opportunity
for us to work together.
The Executive Committee of the Chamber
has unanimously supported a name change
to the Bunbury Geographe Chamber of
Commerce & Industry which will be registered
with a revamped constitution once the new
Associations Act becomes law in July.
There has been considerable discussion around
a name that better reflects our engagement
with the Greater Bunbury area and surrounding
hinterland and this was promoted by an
approach by Geographe Wine Association to
better link our organisations.
I believe there will be significant political,
strategic, branding and marketing opportunities
from this new name and it better reflects our
membership base which includes more than
30% of our membership from outside of the
Bunbury local government area.
We have been discussing the concept with local
governments, other Chambers and associations
and have started developing MOU’s and
other mechanisms to consolidate working
relationships with those groups.
The Executive also unanimously supported
the proposed structure which was circulated
previously and is linked on our website.