Regional Grant Scheme and Community Chest Fund for 2016

Royalties for Regions is the State Government’s multi-billion dollar program to help grow Western Australia’s regional areas into thriving and sustainable communities. Applications are now open for the latest round of funding through two Royalties for Regions programs – Regional Grants Scheme – For bigger projects requiring grants between $50,001 and $300,000 Community Chest Fund

Regions can help lift Indigenous employment

Regional businesses can do more to employ Indigenous workers, according to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCI). Despite huge efforts by many Western Australian businesses, the Indigenous unemployment rate is still worse than the rest of the country at 21.2 per cent, compared to the national average of 20.9 per cent.

HAVE YOU VOTED YET? Returned election packages as at 13 Oct.

2015 Local Government Ordinary Elections – Returned Election Packages via Australia Post As at:    6 Oct           13 Oct City of Bunbury          15.02%          23.49% Shire of Capel              13.87%          21.30% Shire of Dardanup      14.35%          21.51% Shire of Harvey            7.38%           17.73%

Naughty or Nice?

What public holiday penalties will you be up for over the Christmas & New Year Period? With the Christmas and New Year period fast approaching, now is the time to start planning for the upcoming public holidays. This period can often be a minefield for employers navigating the public holiday penalties under their industrial instrument

E-Commerce opens Chinese markets

Australian businesses need to embrace E-Commerce as a strategy to open up the China Marketplace according to David Kerr, the President of the Bunbury Chamber of Commerce & Industries. “We need to appreciate that China is a large and dynamic market that in many ways is more advanced than we are in embracing the business

Busselton airport plans in focus

Did you miss the recent South West Focus briefing sessions on the Busselton airport expansion project? Don’t worry because you haven’t missed out all together – one of the events was filmed and can now be viewed online. The footage shows City of Busselton director of community and commercial services Naomi Searle and South West