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Economic development

The city recognises the important role that the local business community plays in the wellbeing of Subiaco. By engaging collaboratively with the business community the city supports businesses and works to achieve economic development throughout the city.

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Economic Development

Holistically, economic development can be defined as the development of economic wealth of countries, regions or communties for the well-being of their inhabitants. The objective is to increase a region's level of income and capital and distribute wealth through job creation.

The City of Subiaco's Economic Development branch incorporates economic development, marketing, business development and place making. The team facilitates communication between the public, business community and government agencies to work collectively to create an environment that fosters sustainable economic growth. The Economic Development branch aims to identify, develop and review strategies that diversify the economic base and interests of the city.

Economic Development Strategy 2017-2021

The City of Subiaco and stakeholders of the business community have developed the Economic Development Strategy 2017-2021 to guide its activities and plans in economic development for the period 2017-2021. This strategy has strong links to the city’s Corporate Business Plan, and sets out a number of strategies to guide the city and relevant stakeholders in driving local economic activity and programs for 2017-2021. 

The strategy provides strategic direction for economic development in the city, outlining the key areas of threat and opportunity, and producing strategies to create a strong, sustainable and diverse local economy.

Download the Economic Development Strategy 2017–2021 (PDF, 5.0MB).

Economic Business and Sustainability Committee

The Economic and Business Sustainability Committee is an advisory committee of council. The role of the committee is to assist the city to encourage and support economic development activity.

For more information visit the advisory committees page.

Western Suburbs Business Association

The Western Suburbs Business Association (formerly the Subiaco Business Association) is a member-based organisation that delivers member benefits to local business. This includes member advocacy as well as networking and business development opportunities.

Becoming a member of the Western Suburbs Business Association is a great way to get involved in the local business community. To find out more about how membership can benefit you and your business visit www.wsba.net.au

Business development initiatives

All levels of government provide programs, grants and assistance to develop business in Australia. Please visit the Business support page for more information.