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Business Focus May 2016



BunburyChamberofCommerceand Industries

Chamber House, 15 Stirling Street, Bunbury PO Box 739, Bunbury WA 6230

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Members Manager

Admin & Accounts Officer

Ray Philp

Allison Sawyer

Bernadette Burton



David Kerr

Chamber President

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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

segment forward.

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

strategic issues.

Motivated Contributors

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.

Chamber Restructuring

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.