City of Canning to encourage business

CITY of Canning will look at new ways to attract businesses into the local government area following a decision by council last month.

Councillor Jesse Jacobs’s motion that received unanimous support from fellow councillors will have City chief executive officer Arthur Kyron report on what the City is doing to encourage business excellence.

Cr Jacobs said he thought the City could do more to encourage business.

“The City of Canning has one of the largest business populations in Perth and it is in the City’s interest to retain and promote these businesses,” he said.

“Businesses contribute to growth in jobs and also attract retail and wholesale customers to the City.

“Recognising and encouraging business excellence can assist businesses to grow and promote their services and in addition market the City overall. The City presently has an economic development program that aims to position it as the best local government in Perth in which to do business.

Cr Patrick Hall said the City needed to promote its position as a powerhouse centre to encourage businesses to the centre and avoid situations such as when K-mart moved its logistics centre from Canning Vale to Jandakot.