GO LOCAL FIRST

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s fresh new Buy Local Program

Go Local First Kalgoorlie will support all local businesses from tourism, hospitality, retail, home based businesses, trades, professional and mining support services and more. We understand that supporting local business happens in many forms, from shopping at your favourite boutique, supporting a home based business, dining out at a local restaurant, to hiring a tradie to get that long awaited home project completed.

Being involved in Go Local First means more than marketing support, it also provides a range of free services including; promotional competitions, development programs, business events and it also encourages business to business trade.

This program is delivered by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder in support of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Businesses. 

Register as a Go Local First Business

It is free to register, all we ask is that you complete the registration form. You will then receive regular communication from the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Economic Development Team. This is a no obligation registration, you can be selective about how you participate but you must be a business located within Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

Register online here

Go Local First Programs and Initiatives

The City delivers a range of programs and initiatives throughout the year as part of the Go Local First program, including:

Pre-Loved Fashion Sale Events

Looking for a formal or cocktail dress for the upcoming summer events season? 

We are running pop up fashion sale events, where residents will sell formal and cocktail style clothing, dresses and accessories ahead of the summer event season.

These events will be held at the KB Collective pop up shop, at 226 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie.

11:00 - 2:00pm - Saturday 15 and 22 October. 

Do you have some fashion items in your wardrobe that are in good used condition or brand new with tags? 

We are taking expressions of interest to be involved in the pop-up shop events, where residents can re-sell their formal and cocktail style clothing, dresses and accessories. 

Please note this will be predominantly cash only, although if you have an EFTPOS square you are welcome to use this on the day. The city will not be responsible for the loss or damage of goods or cash. 

All clothes racks will be provided, coat hangers will need to be supplied by the stall holder. 

This pop up event will run from 11am to 2pm, please confirm that you will be available to man your stall during this time:
Are you available for set up and pack down 1 hour before and after the event? *
What is your preferred date for the event: 15 October or 22 October? (Please note: This will be a one-day event. We are gauging which of the two dates will suit the majority of sellers. If both dates suit you, please select both boxes) *

 

 

Business over Coffee

This event series gives you the opportunity to meet like-minded members of the business community and access free advice from experienced professionals.

Held every two months, these events will each focus on a new topic of relevance and be delivered in collaboration with facilitators who have a range of business knowledge and experience, and understand the challenges businesses face in Goldfields.

You can expect a relaxed, informal discussion with plenty of time to ask questions. All welcome. Coffee, tea and nibbles provided.

Please let us know if you have any suggestions for upcoming topics or if you'd like to host a session on your area of expertise.

Next event:

Introduction to Product Photography

Learn to create high quality photos of your products using your smartphone!

At this session you will be exposed to tips and tricks to help you take perfect packshot images to promote your products on social media and e-commerce websites.

Workshop facilitated by Wild Light Imagery.

Location:
Pop Up KB Collective
226 Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie

Time:
8:30 - 10:30am

Free event: Register online - click here

Spaces are limited so be sure to register!

Pop Up KB Collective

The Pop up KB Collective 'The Collective' is a pilot project which aims to create an engaging commercial space, provide an opportunity to support local business and enterprise, and to create vibrancy and activation within the Kalgoorlie CBD.

This project is a collaboration between the City and the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry who are committed to supporting businesses who participate in this pilot project. Through the project local entrepreneurs, small and home-based business owners will be provided with a low cost, low risk way to test their ideas, stimulating local innovation and business development. Through the project emerging entrepreneurs will gain valuable business skills through practical experience.

Anticipated outcomes and benefits:

  • Transformation of the property at 226 Hannan Street Kalgoorlie into vibrant commercial asset
  • Increase awareness about the benefits of commercial premises for business activities
  • Increase foot traffic to the area
  • Reduce the occurrence of vandalism and anti-social behaviour
  • Attract and retain a vibrant, long-term tenant
  • Stimulate local innovation and business development
  • Support and develop creative industries to drive economic development outcomes

To be a part of this pilot project, simply register your business as a Go Local First participant.

This project will run from the 7th July 2022 to the 29th December 2022.

Go Local First KB Collective Scan & Win Terms and Conditions available here.

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