BELMONT BUSINESS TALK - Business Talk Facebook Group Launched

BELMONT BUSINESS TALK - Business Talk Facebook Group Launched
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Business Talk Facebook
Group Launched
• Fresh Food Precinct Lands at Belmont Forum
• DFO Perth takes shape
• Community Centre Construction Upgrade

          C reating opportunities
BELMONT BUSINESS TALK - Business Talk Facebook Group Launched
                                              It is a pleasure to bring to you another        Catalyse Pty Ltd, an independent research
                                              edition of the City of Belmont Business Talk.   and strategic planning company, has analysed
                                                                                              the collected data and the results have been
                                              The City of Belmont is committed to
                                                                                              released which you can read about in this
                                              supporting businesses in our community
                                                                                              edition of Business Talk.
                                              and holds information and networking
                                              events through the year.                        As a financially sustainable local
                                                                                              government, the City recognises that
                                              Most recently the City facilitated a
                                                                                              effective management is one of the more
                                              transport and logistics business breakfast
                                                                                              important services a local government
                                              event which highlighted the important
                                                                                              can provide for its residents, businesses,
                                              issue of the impact of freight and logistics
                                                                                              property owners and stakeholders.
                                              in our region.
                                                                                              Council is acutely aware that it is important
                                              I trust those in attendance received some
                                                                                              to keep rate rises to a minimum and
                                              valuable information from this event.
                                                                                              Council’s rating strategy over many years
                                              Another initiative the City of Belmont is       has focused on keeping rate rises moderate
                                              proud to offer the local business community     and in line with inflation.
                                              is the Business Innovation Grants program.
                                                                                              The 2018-2019 Budget continues to focus on

                                                                                                                                              BELMONT BUSINESS TALK FACEBOOK GROUP
                                              Innovation is one of the City’s core            areas that our community have identified as
                                              values which is why this grants program         priorities. These include crime prevention,
                                              encourages the development of new and           safety and security, road maintenance, parks
                                              innovative practices and products in small      and reserves and buildings.                     The City of Belmont has established a           It is also a space for local businesses to        To allow all businesses an equal
                                              businesses in the City of Belmont.                                                              Facebook group page – Belmont Business          share with one another, whether it’s              opportunity to talk, please do not post
                                                                                              The Budget also includes significant
                                                                                                                                              Talk - for local business to talk and promote   training opportunities, grant suggestions,        unless you have new content to add.
                                              If you have an innovative idea for your         capital works.
                                                                                                                                              your business, network with each other and      news or other information others may find
                                              business, consider applying for a grant -                                                                                                                                                         It is not a place for repeat/spam weekly
                                                                                              I am confident that this Budget will ensure     our community, share your events, services,     useful. Please note that this is not a page
                                              applications are open all year round.                                                                                                                                                             specials or classes and the City reserves
                                                                                              that the City continues to grow and be          news, competitions and other information        for non-businesses to buy and sell.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the right to reject or approve any post
                                              Thank you to everyone who completed a           home to a thriving business community           of interest to the Belmont community.
                                                                                                                                                                                              The City will also share upcoming                 based on perceived interest for the
                                              MARKYT Business Scorecard for the City          benefiting from the opportunities of our
                                                                                                                                              We invite you to share information about        programs, support, profiles and training f        community.
                                              of Belmont.                                     unique location.
                                                                                                                                              your business, your Facebook Business           or local enterprise.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                If you would also like to receive business
                                                                                              Cr Phil Marks, Mayor                            Page, your website, and any other offers or
                                                                                                                                                                                              You need to join the group to be able to          related information from the City – please
                                                                                                                                              information of interest.
                                                                                                                                                                                              post, although anyone can view the page.          sign up for the City’s online newsletter
                                                                                                                                              We encourage all Belmont businesses great       The City of Belmont administrators will           at
                                                                                                                                              and small to share - however you must           make every effort to publish all relevant
                                                                                                                                              be located in the City of Belmont (Ascot,       content but all posts will go in ‘first in best
COMMUNITY CENTRE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE                                                                                                          Belmont, Cloverdale, Kewdale, Redcliffe
                                                                                                                                              and Rivervale.
                                                                                                                                                                                              dressed’ queue and a maximum of 10 posts
                                                                                                                                                                                              will be published a day.

The City of Belmont’s new Community      for our community, with facilities
Centre continues to take shape.          such as:
The concrete pours have now been         • Larger and enhanced Library
completed and full construction phase
will soon begin. Dewatering of the
                                         • Digital Hub                                                                                        SURVEY IDENTIFIES BUSINESS PRIORITIES
                                         • Recording Studio
site is expected to continue through                                                                                                          The annual survey of residents and              The City of Belmont was identified                security, including control of anti-social
December and January.                    • Larger and upgraded Museum                                                                         business owners has again shown the City        as an industry leader in 5 business               behaviour, value for money from rates,
                                         • Crèche                                                                                             of Belmont leading in a number of areas,        areas including:                                  economic development, tourism and job
Should you have any queries please
                                         • Senior Citizens Club                                                                               as well as identifying community priorities.                                                      creation, along with more effective and
contact the City of Belmont                                                                                                                                                                   •	How the business community is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                efficient planning approvals by the City
on 9477 7222 or email                    •O
                                           ffice for Not-for-Profit                                                                          The 2018 Community Perceptions                     consulted about local issues;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                of Belmont.         organisations                                                                                       Scorecard shows that 74 per cent of             •	How the business community is
                                                                                                                                              residents are satisfied with the City as a         informed about what’s happening in the         Conducted by market research providers
If you have concerns out of normal       • Café.
                                                                                                                                              place to live and 70 per cent are satisfied        local area (including local issues, events,    Catalyse, the survey measures the
office hours please contact PACT’s       It is anticipated construction of the                                                                with the City as a governing organisation.                                                        community’s overall satisfaction with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 services and facilities);
Site Manager on 0499 110 233.            building will take approximately                                                                                                                                                                       City and compares the results with other
                                                                                                                                              Benchmarks are calculated from the              •   Footpaths and cycle ways;
You can keep informed on the             2 years, followed by fitout and                                                                                                                                                                        participating local government authorities
                                                                                                                                              40 local government councils participating      •   Streetscapes;
                                         occupancy by 2021.                                                                                                                                                                                     to calculate satisfaction ratings and
project’s progress through updates                                                                                                            and completing the accredited Community
                                                                                                                                                                                              •   Parking in commercial areas.                  industry standards.
in the Belmont Bulletin, the City’s      To date the City has secured a                                                                       Perceptions Scorecard within the past
website, enewsletter and social media.   $9,675,081 Federal Government grant                                                                  two years.                                      The survey also identified priorities the         The City would like to thank everyone that
                                         and through the State Government,                                                                                                                    business community would like to see              took the time to participate in the surveys.
The finished building will be a                                                                                                               The City of Belmont set industry standards
                                         a Lotterywest grant of $3,837,557.                                                                                                                   addressed. These included safety and
contemporary and much needed hub                                                                                                              in 6 community and 5 business service areas.

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                                                                                                                                                   TO WA’S FIRST DFO STORE
                                                                                                                                                   Already a firm favourite with fasionistas and bargain hunters on the
                                                                                                                                                   east coast, cult shopping centre brand DFO is set to launch in Perth
                                                                                                                                                   this spring.
                                                                                                                                                   The Perth centre, located on Dunreath Drive near Perth Airport,
                                                                                                                                                   will be the first WA store in DFO’s national portfolio.
                                                                                                                                                   DFO Perth is being developed by Australian retail property group
                                                                                                                                                   Vicinity Centres and Perth Airport Pty Ltd and will be managed by
                                                                                                                                                   Vicinity Centres.
                                                                                                                                                   DFO Perth Centre Manager Leanne Smith said the opening date of
                                                                                                                                                   the new DFO is yet to be revealed.
                                                                                                                                                   “I am looking forward to DFO Perth becoming a destination for the
                                                                                                                                                   vibrant and diverse community who live within the City of Belmont,”
                                                                                                                                                   Ms Smith said.
                                                                                                                                                   “We are excited for the local community to benefit from the estimated
                                                                                                                                                   creation of over 600 ongoing retail, lifestyle and hospitality jobs.”
                                                                                                                                                   The centre will offer premium brands at the most affordable prices
BECOMING AN AGE-FRIENDLY BUSINESS                                                                                                                  year-round, including designer brands at up to 70 per cent off.
                                                                                                                                                   International retailers including Tommy Hilfiger, Coach and Calvin
With more than 7,000 residents aged 60 years and over, it is                 • Provide seating that is easy to sit down and stand up from         Klein will be joined by well-known national brands including Mimco,
important for the City of Belmont to be an age-friendly                         (including in changing rooms);                                     Decjuba and M.J. Bale at DFO Perth.
community. This means creating a community that is accessible                • Provide places to rest.                                             Ms Smith said the DFO Perth team had been working hard to bring
and inclusive to all members.                                                                                                                      the best brands to WA at unbeatable prices.
                                                                             The City of Belmont also promotes dementia-friendly initiatives
The following tips may assist local businesses when providing                                                                                      “We know Western Australians have been waiting patiently to find
                                                                             acknowledging that approximately 70% of people living with
service to older customers:                                                                                                                        out where they’ll be able to grab a bargain,” Ms Smith said.
                                                                             dementia continue to reside within the community and may
                                                                             need additional support when accessing services.                      “We are excited to reveal there will be more than 100 retailers
• Speak clearly facing your customer;                                                                                                              offering amazing discounts all under one roof.
• Offer assistance (but do not assume it is required);                       Businesses operating within the City of Belmont are able to           “Heaps of retailers will be launching their first stores in Perth, like Polo
• Be mindful when changing stock and shop layout as                         access dementia awareness training for their staff - please           Ralph Lauren, Diesel, True Alliance and Stafford Ellinson.
  this can lead to confusion;                                                contact Helen O’Sullivan, City of Belmont’s Seniors and
                                                                                                                                                   “Savvy shoppers will also be pleased to know that many of their go-to
                                                                             Disability Engagement Officer of Belmont on 9477 7149                 fashion retailers will also call DFO Perth home, including Vans, Bonds
• E nsure signage is easy to read and at eye level
                                                                             or email helen.o’                          and Cotton On Mega.”
   (consider font and size);
                                                                                                                                                   For more information about DFO Perth go to               Work currently underway at the DFO site.

URGED TO                                                                                                          BUSLINK
ENTER AWARDS                                                                                                      SERVICE                          GREENING BELMONT
Local businesses are urged to enter the 25th
Annual Belmont Western Australian Small
                                                         excellence. Entries can be submitted from small
                                                         businesses, individuals and organisations from
                                                                                                                  ENDS                             BUSINESS PARK
                                                                                                                                                   As a result of Federal funding received through the National Stronger          While the City will do the digging and planting trees, we also
Business Awards.                                         across Western Australia until 5pm Tuesday               The BUSlink service officially   Regions Fund, the City has so far planted more than 250 street trees           want the business community to tell us where more trees are
                                                         26 September 2017.                                       ended on 31 August 2018.
The Belmont Western Australian Small Business                                                                                                      on available verge space within the Belmont Business Park.                     needed and what the business community wants in terms of
Awards are coordinated by the Belmont Business           This year’s 26 awards include the following                                               Belmont Business Park, located in a strategic gateway between                  tree programs, partnerships and actions.
                                                                                                                  The City of Belmont and
Enterprise Centre Inc. (Belmont BEC) and the             categories for entrants to consider such as:                                              the Perth CBD, Perth Airport and industrial areas to the south,                For more information contact the City of Belmont’s
                                                                                                                  Belmont Forum thanks
City of Belmont a major sponsor.                                                                                                                   has been undergoing a transformation from its previous industrial              Parks and Environment team on 9477 7222 or email
                                                         • Best New Business                                      those patrons who supported
The Awards are open to small businesses both             • Best Retail Business                                                                    character to a more diverse mixed use business destination.          
                                                                                                                  the service over the past
within the Belmont area, Perth Metro and                 • Best Marketing Award                                   three years.                     Another 100 trees are still to be planted with the City maintaining
State-wide.                                              • Spirit of Australia Award                                                               and watering the trees during the initial establishment phase.
                                                         • WA Racing Industry Award                               For more information contact     These trees will provide relief from the heat island effect, improve
The City of Belmont supports the Best New
                                                         • Community Spirit Award                                 the City’s TravelSmart Officer   the street tree canopy generally within the City, and importantly
Business Award. To be eligible to enter this award
                                                         • Indigenous Business of the Year                        on 9477 7163 or                  improve the streetscape of the business park as a whole.
category, businesses must be located within the
                                                         • Volunteer Of The Year Award                  
City of Belmont and be a business in operation                                                                                                     The City is committed to increasing tree canopy through its
under two years.                                         For more information on how to enter the                                                  Urban Forest Strategy. Belmont Business Park briefing: City of Belmont Mayor Cr Phil         Belmont Business Park briefing: Chris Matthews
                                                         awards and other categories contact Belmont                                                                      Marks, Cr George Sekulla, Cr Jenny Davis and Cr Robert Rossi.         and Richard Eldridge.
The Awards provide recognition and
                                                         BEC at or phone
encouragement for achievements and business
                                                         9479 3777 for more information.

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                                                                                                                                                        FOR GREAT EASTERN HIGHWAY
                                                                                                                                                        The City of Belmont is seeking public            A copy of the draft Urban Corridor              provided in writing to the City of Belmont
                                                                                                                                                        comment on the draft Great Eastern               Strategy is available for inspection at the     via post (Locked Bag 379, Cloverdale WA
                                                                                                                                                        Highway Urban Corridor Strategy.                 City of Belmont Civic Centre, 215 Wright        6985) or email (
                                                                                                                                                        The Urban Corridor Strategy is a strategic       Street, Cloverdale, during office hours.        au). Submissions shall be lodged on or
                                                                                                                                                        planning document that establishes a             The Urban Corridor Strategy can also            before Tuesday 25 September 2018.
                                                                                                                                                        long-term vision for future planning and         be viewed on the City’s website https://        Enquiries on the draft Urban Corridor
EMRC’s Wendy Harris addresses the crowd.                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                        development along Great Eastern Highway.                                                         Strategy should be directed to Lidija
                                                                                                                                                        It addresses matters relating to land use,       highway-urban-corridor-strategy.                Langford, Coordinator Design Projects
                                                                                                                                                        access, built form and the public realm, and     The City is now seeking comments on             on (08) 9477 7274 or
                                                                                                                                                        provides a series of recommendations for         the draft Great Eastern Highway Urban 
                                                                                                                                                        implementing the vision.                         Corridor Strategy. Comments can be

                                                                                            Steve Tan from the City of Swan and
                                                                                            City of Swan Mayor David Lucas.

City of Belmont Deputy Mayor Cr Robert Rossi, City of Belmont’s Theresa
Verhagen and Wendy Harris from East Metropolitan Regional Council.

                                                                                                                                                        CRIME PREVENTION FOR BUSINESS
                                                                                                                                                        We have a vision of Belmont as a City that     Neighbourhood Watch program.                 The patrol officers can be contacted
                                                                                                                                                        is attractive, safe, healthy and prosperous.   Keep informed and keep your community        direct on 1300 655 011, 24 hours a day,
                                                                                                                                                        The City has developed close working           safe by joining BeCrimeAlert at www.         365 days a year.
                                                                                                                                                        relationships with the local Police service
                                                                                                                                                        and the The Crime Prevention and                                                            SECURITY APPRAISALS
                                                                                                                                                        Community Liaison Unit so a collaborative      GRAFFITI / CRIMINAL DAMAGE                   A great initiative is our FREE security
                                                                                                                                                        and coordinated approach to crime                                                           appraisal service for all local residents
                                                                                                                                                                                                       The City provides a free graffiti
                                                                                                                                                        prevention can be taken in the City.                                                        and businesses.
Dr Christine Cunningham from the City of Canning, Jay Hardison from the                     Gary Curruthers and Andrew Dower from Goldstar Transport.                                                  removal service.
City of Belmont and Cr Margaret Hall from the City of Canning.                                                                                          We are proud of the many initiatives                                                        For more information about any of these
                                                                                                                                                                                                       The City is working to keep your
                                                                                                                                                        developed to make our community a                                                           initiatives visit BeCrimeFREE or contact our
                                                                                                                                                                                                       community free of criminal damage in
                                                                                                                                                        safer one. These include:                                                                   Crime Prevention Team on 9477 7264.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       the form of graffiti. We aim to remove
                                                                                                                                                        BE CRIME FREE                                  reported criminal damage (graffiti)
                                                                                                                                                                                                       within 48 hours of notification. Removal
                                                                                                                                                        BeCrimeFREE is the City’s specific
    FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS                                                                                                                               community safety and crime
                                                                                                                                                        prevention website.
                                                                                                                                                                                                       methods include:
                                                                                                                                                                                                       •	Painting out the graffiti on previously

                                                                                                                                                                                                          painted surfaces with one of our nine
                                                                                                                                                        It is the registration point for                  standard colours;
                                                                                                                                                        BeCrimeAlert, a service which uses
                                                                                                                                                        internet, short message service and email      •	High pressure cleaning on unpainted
    The City of Belmont, partnered with the          the Freight, Transport and Logistics sector    Federal Government’s City Deal proposal                                                               brickwork and other hard surfaces
                                                                                                                                                        to communicate safety threats and issues
    City of Canning, City of Kalamunda and           and are working together to support the        and Jay Hardison, City of Belmont Property                                                            and all surfaces that have been coated
                                                                                                                                                        to specific groups within the community.
    City of Swan, held a Freight and Logistics       industry. The breakfast was extremely well     and Economic Development Manager,                                                                     with a graffiti coating.
    industry breakfast in June.                      received with over 90 people attending the     presented the ‘Inland Port Council’ vision          On the
                                                     event at Toyota Headquarters in Kewdale.       and work done to date.                              website you can also report graffiti           SECURITY PATROLS
    The four local authorities have formed the                                                                                                          and damage to council property, find
    Inland Port Member Council, a regional           Presentations from the Eastern                                                                                                                    The City operates a 24 hour security
                                                                                                                                                        out what the City is doing to prevent
    body representing Local Government in            Metropolitan Regional Council on the                                                                                                              patrol service to support the Police
                                                                                                                                                        crime and what you can do and join the
                                                                                                                                                                                                       in maintaining law and order.

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BENEFITS OF EMPLOYING                                                                                                                               BAG BAN HELP
  PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY                                                                                                                              FOR RETAILERS
  One in five Australians lives with disability representing a vast             Why not give it a try for a day? AccessAbility Day is a voluntary,    The National Retail Association (NRA) is Australia’s largest and
  pool of talent to support your business. Have you ever considered             obligation free day for an employer to have an opportunity to         most representative retail industry organisation. From June to
  employing someone with disability?                                            see the potential that a jobseeker with disability can bring to the   December 2018, the NRA will be visiting over 100 locations
                                                                                workplace and learn about available Government support.               throughout Western Australia to assist retailers transitioning away
  Some key facts for consideration:
                                                                                It is also a great opportunity for a jobseeker with disability to     from banned bags.
  •	People with disability generally take fewer days off, take less sick
     leave and stay in jobs longer than other workers.                          experience a workplace or role that aligns with their career          Each workshop and info session will provide retailers with the
  •	Once in the right job and provided with the right training,                                                                                      information and resources you need to manage the plastic bag
     people with disability perform as well as other employees.                 The initiative is available 26-30 November 2018, in the week          ban, including advice on:
  •	Employment can contribute to a sense of identity and self-worth            leading up to the annual United Nation’s International Day
                                                                                of People with Disability on 3 December.                              • What does my business need to do and by when?                            • How should I inform customers?
     and have positive health impacts for some people with disability.
                                                                                                                                                      • What does my business need to stop doing and by when?                    • How should I prepare my team?
  • People with disability build strong connections with customers.             For more information please go to
                                                                                people-with-disability/accessabilityday contact Helen O’Sullivan,     • What bags can be used?                                                   • What resources are available to help me?
  •	People with disability boost staff morale and enhance a sense
     of teamwork.                                                               City of Belmont’s Seniors and Disability Engagement Officer on        • What are the best alternatives for my business?
                                                                                9477 7149 or email helen.o’                                                                                            For a list of workshop dates visit
  •	Hiring people with disability enhances an organisation’s image in                                                                                • How should I manage the transition?                                      or Phone for toll free advice 1300 817 723
     the general community.

                                                                                                                                                      KIP MCGRATH BELMONT
                                                                                                                                                      HELPING STUDENTS
STRUCTURE PLAN                                                                                                                                        One of the best aspects of helping students through individual
                                                                                                                                                      tutoring is watching their self-esteem improve, according to Kip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  “As students only address the concepts which are problematic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  for them, fast academic progress is made,” she said.
                                                                                                                                                      McGrath Education Centre Belmont Director Maxine Duncan.
The ‘Golden Gateway’ is the north-west gateway into the City                                                                                                                                                                      “But the biggest bonus is the way in which students develop
of Belmont from Grandstand Road. The Golden Gateway Local                                                                                             With 35 years’ experience as an educator, most recently as a                self-confidence, which permeates everything. The students
Structure Plan area extends from the Swan River to Ascot                                                                                              deputy principal, Mrs Duncan missed the classroom interaction               smile more and are more open to other experiences. Even their
racecourse and land fronting Great Eastern Highway.                                                                                                   with students.                                                              posture improves; they just seem to walk taller. I have the best job
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in the world!”
The area is recognised as an outstanding location with significant                                                                                    “Many students from pre-school to Year 12 have already undertaken
potential for commercial and residential development. Since 2015                                                                                      the free assessment, which identifies learning gaps in Maths and            Kip McGrath Belmont WA is located at Unit 8, 226 Fulham Street
the City and the Department of Planning Lands and Heritage have                                                                                       English. Based on this information, an individual learning program is       Cloverdale 6105 opposite Belmont Forum. Check out the Kip
collaborated on the delivery of the Golden Gateway Local Structure                                                                                    designed to suit the needs of each student who enrols,” Maxine said.        McGrath Belmont WA Facebook page to see what is happening
Plan, with a vision to:                                                                                                                                                                                                           in the centre.
                                                                                                                                                      “Each session includes one-on-one attention with a tutor, who
“…transform this degraded and fragmented area into a vibrant
                                                                                                                                                      is a qualified teacher, and includes a combination of written and
precinct of residential and mixed use development, with
strengthened connections to the Swan River and Ascot Waters…                                                                                          computer-based activities, in a small group learning environment.
while respecting the area’s rich culture and heritage”.                                                                                               Sessions are available from after school until 8.30pm and all day
                                                                                                                                                      Saturday. There are even some adults who are preparing for
The Local Structure Plan is a statutory planning document that aims                                                                                   university or other study, who attend during the day,” she said.
to coordinate future subdivision and land use zoning. It addresses
matters relating to infrastructure changes and upgrades to roads,                                                                                     “There is convenient parking right in front of the centre and after
drainage and services and associated land reassembly, provision of                                                                                    dropping their child at the centre, most parents use the 80 minute
pedestrian and cycle paths and the creation of public spaces.                                                                                         session time to shop, go to the gym, visit the library, go to Belmont
New development standards are proposed to control building height                                                                                     Oasis. After Kip, some families go to one of the Belmont Forum
and built form, car parking and residential density, to identify ‘land mark’                                                                          restaurants for a meal or head to the cinema.”
building sites and provide for commercial land uses including a ‘main
                                                                                                                                                      Kip McGrath Belmont WA is now endorsed to deliver On Screen
street’ with retail and restaurant/café activities and a local retail centre.
                                                                                                                                                      tuition in which students receive face to face tuition with a live tutor
More details about Golden Gateway draft Local Structure Plan may                                                                                      in real time via webcam, using Kip McGrath’s online tutoring platform.
be obtained from the City of Belmont website.                                                                                                         This is becoming increasingly popular with rural students and also
If you have queries regarding the above, please contact the City’s                                                                                    with local parents whose busy lives mean it is difficult to get students
Planning Services team on 9477 7222 or                                                                                      to the centre on a regular basis.

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                                                                                                                                                                         Switched on Business celebrates             Switched on Business is awarded up       of Canning, City of Gosnells, City of
                                                                                                                                                                         sustainability actions in local business.   to four times each year. Nominations     Kwinana, City of Mandurah, Shire of
                                                                                                                                                                         Nominate a business you have used,          remain open year round. To view          Murray, City of Perth, City of South
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Switched on business is available
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to businesses located in the City of
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businesses in the City of Belmont.                                            of the service.                                                                                                     Sip.
Subscription to the service involves the payment of a monthly fee
for collection and composting of up to 500L of organics per week,
                                                                              Kooda, in addition to the pre-existing bokashi composting, contributes
                                                                              towards the City’s Environment and Sustainability Policy commitments
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In 2011 Daniel Goodman started his journey in electrical contracting          Now that Universal Electro Tech and Universal Switchboards has
with Universal Electro Tech and Universal Switchboards, formerly              officially moved into their newly refurbished premises they are offering        reduce theThat’s
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   By encouraging venues to adopt a straw-on-request
known as GP Electro-Tech Pty Ltd, in humble beginnings from the back          a 10% discount to any first-time customer based in Belmont for                                    a lot of waste  clogging      oceans  and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   policy instead giving them out to all customers we can
of a yellow Mitsubishi Colt.                                                  electrical work carried out at their business premises.                    If you need aIfstraw
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To allow the company to expand and grow into an ever-changing                 For more information, contact their experienced team on 9328 9491,                         450 years
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market place, in 2017 Universal Electro-Tech was sold to Christopher or visit them at 105 Robinson Avenue,                                                                                             To find out more visit the Last straw or ask
Hicks and registered as CRH Electrical Pty Ltd T/A’s Universal Electro        Belmont, WA 6104.                                                                                                                                              your favourite venue to sign up.
Tech and Universal Switchboards.
Universal Electro Tech, together with Universal Switchboards, provide
a comprehensive range of technically advanced electrical services to the
commercial, industrial, construction and mining industry throughout
Perth, and regional areas of Western Australia using state-of-the-art
materials and componentry.
Former director Daniel Goodman was appointed National General
Manager to continue to lead the company into the future of electrical
solutions. With financial stability and an expanding team, this opened
the door to real estate.                                                                                                                                                 BELMONT BUSINESS
In January 2018 after carrying out extensive property searches in Perth, it
became an easy decision to purchase premises in Belmont Business Park.
                                                                                                                                                                         INNOVATION GRANTS (BBIG)
“Belmont is progressive and conveniently located close to Perth                                                                                                          Grants of up to $10,000 are now available from the City of Belmont for small local businesses
Airport and the city, making it an ideal location to service customers                                                                                                   with an innovative idea for a product, process or upgrade to premises including shopfront security.
near and far,” Universal’s Sales and Marketing Manager Rosemary
Hocknell said.                                                                                                                                                           Broad categories and no closing date make these grants easy for local businesses and local home based
“Our business is equipped with cutting edge equipment, there is a hub                                                                                                    businesses to apply and there is no requirement for matched funding. If you have an innovative idea that
of businesses around us aligned to our services and larger office and                                                                                                    can grow your business call the Property & Economic Development team on 9477 7191 to discuss.
workshop space to accommodate any size job,” she said.
                                                                                                                                                                         More information can be found on the City of Belmont website
What has remained constant in the company’s progression is the desire
to make a difference to client’s experiences in electrical contracting.

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Belmont MLA Cassie Rowe, City of Belmont Mayor Cr Phil Marks and Perron Group Founder and Chairman Stan Perron.

     The Perron Group and more than 26,000            Mr Glass said traffic at Belmont Forum            and food tours, plus plenty of food sampling
     Perth shoppers celebrated the launch of          was up 17 per cent on average for the             opportunities.
     the new Fresh Food Precinct at Belmont           4 day launch period.
                                                                                                        Popular ‘Food Hacker’ author and Good
     Forum in August.
                                                      Boasting 11 food specialists, the Fresh Food      Chef Bad Chef co-host Rosie Mansfield
     The new ‘market fresh’ food precinct is the      Precinct offers groceries, pre-prepared,          headlined the launch schedule, which drew
     culmination of a $65-million redevelopment       grab-and-go, meat and seafood options and         consistently large crowds over the four
     project to firmly cement Belmont Forum           raw ingredients for any recipe imaginable.        days. The centre also staged a fresh fruit
     as the area’s go-to fresh food, retail and                                                         ‘ambush’ at Belmont Junior Football Club
                                                      There are international food specialists,
     entertainment destination.                                                                         much to the delight of the kids, parents
                                                      including Asian fresh produce and a
                                                                                                        and coaches.
     Perron Group Senior Asset Manager                French patisserie, a brand-new Coles, a
     Graeme Glass said he was thrilled to finally     Woolworths, an ALDI, a range of casual            The Perron Group’s redevelopment of
     reveal the Fresh Food Precinct after years       eateries and restaurants, a landscaped garden     Belmont Forum commenced in 2015 and
     of careful planning.                             entry and an outdoor nature play space.           has resulted in the arrival of new retailers
                                                                                                        such as Cotton On Mega, Bed, Bath N
     “Belmont Forum has evolved to become             “We have responded to the needs of the
                                                                                                        Table, ALDI, JB Hi Fi Home and Best &
     a genuine one-stop culinary shopping             local community with a best-in-class
                                                                                                        Less. To improve access into the centre for
     and dining destination for people living         fresh-food shopping and dining experience,”
                                                                                                        shoppers, Belmont Forum has installed a
     and working in the area. Every single            Mr Glass said.
                                                                                                        new travelator and lift.
     food retailer has been handpicked, with a
                                                      Belmont Forum’s Fresh Fest included
     particular focus on WA sourced operators                                                           For further information about Belmont
                                                      cooking demonstrations, book signings,
     and local produce,” Mr Glass said.                                                                 Forum’s new Fresh Food Precinct or Fresh
                                                      a Coles kitchen takeover, wellness talks
                                                                                                        Fest visit

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Phone: 9477 7222 Phone (A/H): 9477 7224
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