Advocacy Update July 2019
From the President’s Desk
The Chamber has recently been involved a number of activities relating to advocacy. Three examples will show the range of those activities.
In the first we have been working with Paul and Jordyn from Amaroo Retreat to help them resolve some of the issues they have been having regarding approval for some facilities at the Retreat. I initially met with Paul and Jordyn then with the Manager of Planning at the Shire. I then attended a meeting between Paul, Jordyn, myself and Cr Kate Driver. We hope this not only has helped Amaroo but also given Cr Driver some insight into issues faced by her constituents in East Ward.
The second instance is not so much advocacy but providing feedback to the developers of the proposed North Stoneville town area. Committee and general members met with Satterley representative at the Treehouse to hear about the project. Those present raised a number of significant points that had eluded the developers in their work so far.
Finally, the Chamber organised a highly successful tourism forum at the Mundaring Arena. Much of the credit for organising this goes to our Executive Officer, Karen Mummery. By bringing representatives of the State Government, Tourism WA, and the Perth Hills Tourism Alliance, a range of people with direct and more general interest in tourism in the Hills region were able to hear about current developments and future plans, and to question presenters.
Several themes emerged in the course of the morning and we will continue to make sure that these are to the forefront of our activities in the area of tourism. As well, I am planning to use points raised to make a submission to the committee that Matthew Hughes MLA is chairing on economic development in the region.
These are, of course, only three examples of the work that your Chamber continues to do to press the interests of its members specifically and of business more generally in the Mundaring Shire.
Patrick Bertola, President