MELVILLE is open to small business and there are opportunities and support available throughout the City.
That was the key message of the City of Melville’s second Your Business Our Future forum, which attracted close to 100 guests and small business owners to the Melville Civic Centre last week.
Acting as master of ceremonies for the evening, Melville chief executive Shayne Silcox began proceedings by outlining the City’s commitment to creating diversified activity centres and density nodes through Local Planning Scheme 6.
He then handed over to LandCorp manager for metropolitan projects north Susan Oosthuizen, who brought the audience up to speed on one such activity centre, the Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct, which is expected to eventually house up to 22,000 residents and create 35,000 jobs, positioning it as Perth’s second CBD.
City of Melville community development officers Veronica Clarke and Harinder Kaur Grewal spoke about the benefits of joining the Melville Age-Friendly Accessible Business network, highlighting that close to a quarter of the City’s residents were older than 60.
The forum, which was hosted in conjunction with the Melville Cockburn Chamber of Commerce (MCCC), also included an exhibition space showcasing an array of business-related services.
MCCC executive officer Monique Williams said the Your Business Our Future forum had quickly established itself as one of the most important local business events of the year.
“Both the Chamber and the City of Melville wanted to become more engaged with the business community and even though we’re only in our second year, we have already learnt a lot and the feedback has been fantastic,” she said.
“The quality of the speakers was incredible and the networking component is invaluable.”
For more information about the business opportunities on offer within the City of Melville, visit www.melvillecity.com.au/business.