2019 – The Economic Year Ahead

On the overall economic front, it’s clear that W.A. is in a state of flux. While there is significant renewed investment in mining and talk about skills shortages, business growth is positive but on a slow growth curve. A recent CCIWA survey indicated mixed business confidence amongst CEOs and business owners around the state.

My own observations are that there is a renewed sense of vigour and positivity for the local economy. Many of the firms that simply rode the wave of the past boom while maintaining inferior strategy, business practices, services and product have simply vanished as they could not sustain themselves during the downturn. That has frequently left the stronger players in the market.

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Government Community Cabinet Breakfast
On Monday 19 November many Members of our Chamber and a few invitees from neighbouring organisations had the pleasure of sharing breakfast with the Western Australian State Government in its roving ‘Community Cabinet’ form. This invitation-only event, unlike other Community Cabinets, allowed us to mingle freely for the vast majority of the time with the Premier and Ministers of our State Cabinet in order to get to know them, raise concerns and have our say on critical issues that our Members wanted to raise either regarding their business or community needs. (more…)
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Chamber Update September 2018
We have had a fantastic start to the Chamber over the last few months. With over 120 registered organisations to date, our Chamber incorporates hundreds of individuals representing thousands more across our area. There has been a lot of activity within the Chamber and much more to come.
Our Activities have included
  • Numerous Networking opportunities
  • Joint-ventures
  • New business being generated
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Fantastic Ellenbrook Launch
On Monday, May 14, over 90 people attended our launch event on Main Street in Ellenbrook, outside the Community Library. City of Swan Mayor David Lucas, MP Jessica Shaw, Councillor Cate McCullough, representatives from Federal AG Christian Porter and many of our special Foundation Members and their guests.
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