Supporting Local Business

Supporting Local Business

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder recognises the importance of local businesses and the role it plays in the success and prosperity of the local community. The Economic Development team are actively working with local business and industry bodies to positively influence local purchasing habits and to encourage and support local business.


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

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

Opportunity exisits for local businesses to apply for funding to support Space Activation Activities within the central business districts. For more information on this Space Activation Sponsorship contact the City's Economic Development Coordinator here.
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 impact positively on local purchasing and to encourage and support local employment opportunities.

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

The key goals are to;
  • Support and help to develop sustainable and 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
Buy Local Campaign #Shoplokalwa
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and in collaboration with the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KBCCI) are running a campaign aimed at encouraging local people to support local business called #shoplokalwa.

The shoplokalwa campaign is a pilot project inspired by consultation and research with the local business community and their desire to help create community awareness surrounding the importance of small business within a vibrant community.

This initiative is designed to enthuse the local community in supporting their local small/medium enterprises (SME's). Through the use of #shoplokalwa, The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder and the KBCCI will support local business exposure. Promoting and celebrating our unique local business community and encourage a strong relationship between the community and the local business sector.
Shoppers are encouraged to follow #shoplokalwa on social media platforms Facebook and Instagram for news, sales, and updates on everything shopping.

Local business retailers are encouraged to join the #shoplokalwa retailers group on Facebook for news, updates and tips on the easiest ways to utilise #shoplokalwa hashtag for improved online business marketing.
Small Business Friendly Initiative
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder's committment 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
Procurement Workshop: How to do business in Kalgoorlie-Boulder
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission (GEDC) and the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development have partnered together to present a procurement workshop entitled How to do Business in Kalgoorlie-Boulder. The workshop will take place on Thursday, 6 December from 8.00AM at the Goldfields Arts Centre ensemble room.

This two hour procurement event focuses on How to do business with major industry, leading mining companies, Local, State &
Federal Government agencies within Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

It provides the opportunity for Small to Medium Enterprise and Aboriginal Businesses to take home valuable information relating to up and coming tenders & contracts, gain an insight into procurement processes, meet purchasing professionals and be informed about business capability building funding opportunities.

Take the chance to learn more about tendering and contract opportunities, procurement processes and compliance requirements at this custom workshop that will improve your business opportunities. Over 40 places have already been filled, to book your ticket visit the following link

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