Supporting Local Business

Supporting Local Business

Local businesses are some of the biggest employers in Australia! Supporting local businesses and shopping locally stimulates job creation, boosts the local economy, establishes a rich local culture and injects money directly into the community. 

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder recognises the important role local businesses play in supporting our local economy and community. The City's Economic Development team is actively working with local businesses and industry bodies to support Kalgoorlie-Boulder enterprises and promote the importance of shopping locally. 

The City supports local businesses through the following initiatives:

Small Business Friendly Initiative

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder's commitment to the local business community is further supported by our pledge to the Small Business Friendly Local Government's initiative. 

This initiative, developed by the Small Business Development Corporation, recognises City's work towards, 'better practice' in engaging with our small business community.

The key commitments are to;

  • Work to further enhance customer service.                      
  • Make small business payments within 30 days.
  • Have a process to handle concerns and disputes.
  • Investigate and introduce activities to improve the operating environment for small businesses in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and;
  • Work closely with the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry to support and promote local small businesses.

The City is one of the inaugurating local governments who committed to the initiative by signing a Charter in August 2016.

For more detail please view the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder 
Small Business Friendly Charter

Buy Local Strategy
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Buy Local Strategy outlines how the City will assist and partner with local business and industry bodies to positively impact local purchasing and support regional employment opportunities.

The strategies vision is to have strong local businesses employing people that live in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, ultimately creating new jobs and generating economic growth.

The strategies key goals are to:

- Support and develop sustainable, profitable local businesses; 
- Maximise the local provision of goods and services regularly required by residents and business;
- Foster collaboration among businesses in procurement, market supply, marketing and freight; and
- Develop a strong retail sector and a vibrant CBD in both Kalgoorlie and Boulder.

For more detail, please view the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Buy Local Strategy
Procurement Workshop: How to do business in Kalgoorlie-Boulder
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, the Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission (GEDC) and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development have partnered together to present quarterly procurement workshops on How to do Business in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.  These workshops provide small to medium sized enterprises and Aboriginal businesses with the opportunity to: 
  • Take home valuable information relating to upcoming tenders and contracts;
  • Gain insight into procurement processes;
  • Meet purchasing professionals;
  • Learn about compliance and registration requirements for local tenders and contracts. 
The next procurement workshop is taking place on in the first quarter of 2020.
 
Take part in our 'Local Business Showcase'
We want to showcase your businesses stories! The City's Economic Development team  is seeking expressions of interest from local businesses who wish to be a part of the buy local campaign in the future. You can nominate your own business or a valued local small business in your community.

As a business, the participating criteria  is:
  • The business owners have lived in Kalgoorlie-Boulder or the business has been in the local area for at least 2 years.
  • The business supports the local community for example local schools or sporting clubs. 
  • The business has at least a basic web or digital presence; and
  • The business shopfront and/or shop is visually pleasing.
Express your businesses interest in this exciting initiative here