Provider, partner and regulator
Meet Will, our Strategic Urban Planner
As a provider, we ensured:
- The provision of work experience and trainee-ships for local people at the City
- The provision of permits for Personal Trainers using City’s public open spaces
- The provision of permits for Commercial Recreational Activities including hire/lessons in paddle boarding, kayaking and windsurfing at venues nominated by the City
- The promotion of age friendly businesses in the City through the Melville Age Friendly Accessible Business Network (MAFAB)
- Local businesses, groups and individuals had the opportunity to run activities and programs at affordable venues such as the City of Melville Main Hall, Heathcote Cultural Precinct, Willagee Community Centre, Blue Gum Community Centre and Bull Creek Community Centre.
- The continued success of the Art Awards which has been running for 42 years and has showcased the work of thousands of Western Australian Artists
- The process of applying for alfresco permits was streamlined to increase flexibility and make it cheaper and easier to apply online.
The City also provides an online Business Hub, a central source for important information, resources and services that support the growth and development of Melville's local businesses and economy.
We monitor and,
- Continually perform risk assessments on factors impacting on the local economy.
- Encouraged inclusive employment opportunities across the City
- Hosting of events which increase attractiveness of our City as a place to invest for example the Point Walter Concert and Limestone Concert Series
- Provision of very popular Sunday markets.
- Provision of sponsorship opportunities to promote local businesses.
- Development of Local Commercial and Activity Centres Strategy.
- Development of the City of Melville Public Spaces Strategy to enhance natural amenity and encourage economic development.
- Facilitated the development of Melville City Centre as a focal point for commercial, retail, civic and entertainment activity.
- Supported existing and encouraged new and diverse industry and businesses, to provide economic stability and a range of employment opportunities.
- We facilitated and retained commercial land to support economic growth.
- For local artists and creative businesses when procuring services for the City
- Inclusive employment opportunities across the City.
- For our retail and commercial centres to be well designed, connected and accessible
Working together and partnering with key organisations is vital to the business and economic development of the City of Melville's local and regional economy.
We partner with:
- South West Group, a voluntary regional organisation of councils which partners and collaborates with State and Federal Government, industry, business and community on activities that benefit and facilitate further economic development in the South West Metropolitan Region.
- Melville Cockburn Chamber of Commerce (MCCC), an incorporated not-for-profit organisation that seeks to promote the interests of businesses in the Melville and Cockburn local government districts.
- Business Foundations, one of the largest not-for-profit specialist business advisory and training organisations in Australia helping owners of businesses start, improve and grow.