Wanneroo Business Association will offer a share-work environment at Enterprise House, with the City of Wanneroo providing free use of the space.
Association president Vesna Sampson said it would give small- to medium-sized businesses, freelancers, start-ups and entrepreneurs somewhere to mix with other professionals, meet clients and take advantage of networking opportunities.
“People can be inspired and educated and get resources,” she said.
“It’s where innovation can happen and where ideas can be seeded and nurtured.”
She said starting a business could sometimes be “lonely and overwhelming” and the space would allow people to draw on others’ expertise.
“They can be part of a community of like-minded people who have gone through the same things,” she said.
“It takes away some of the pressure people do feel when they are trying to start a business.”
Ms Sampson said co-working spaces were a growing trend and ideal for the rapidly expanding Wanneroo region.
“There’s potential for people to grow their business, which leads to innovation (and) adds value to the general community,” she said.
“They can work locally and access clients locally and not have to go into the city.”
The space will officially open on April 27.