Capes Regional Economic Development Strategy

amr-shire-logo-largeThe Augusta Margaret River and Busselton Shires are progressing towards the final stages of the Capes Regional Economic Development Strategy.The Strategy aims to provide sustainable economic growth for residents from a regional approach and aims to produce a long term operating framework for economic development in the Capes region. The Capes Regional Economic Development Strategy consists of the six working papers listed below which are available from the AMRSC website under Publications.

  • Working Paper 1 – Regional Profile
  • Working Paper 2 – Vision and Focus Areas
  • Working Paper 3 – Industry Plans
  • Working Paper 4 – Cluster Model
  • Working Paper 5 – Development Strategy
  • Working Paper 6 – Development Program

Free Record Keeping Workshops for Small Business

business-south-westThe ATO will be in  the South West to deliver Small Business training for Record Keeping and Bizlinks.
For your convenience we will be in Margaret River, Busselton and Bunbury.
The format will include morning tea. For those staying for BizLinks a light lunch will be provided. Feel free to browse each of our sessions so you can book the ones that are most convenient for you”.

Record Keeping for Small Business presented by the ATO

Are you new to business or thinking of starting a business?
It’s important to get your record keeping right.
Come along to a presentation by ATO staff where you will learn about:

  • keeping good records
  • record keeping tips and traps
  • how money flows through a business
  • work through case studies and examples
  • completing records, statements and other forms
  • stocktakes and associated records

BIZLINKS – Get your business off to a great start!

This is a unique opportunity to ask questions and learn about the programs, grants, resources and services available that can help your business.

  • get direct access to government agencies
  • network with other businesses
  • hear about the latest initiatives and services
  • have your own face-to-face conversation with a government representative

The following agencies will be there to assist:

  • Australian Taxation Office
  • Australian Securites and Investments Commission
  • AusIndustry
  • Fair Work Ombudsman
  • Business South West

Register Now – Record Keeping -Margaret River 15th November

Register Now – Bizlinks Forum – Margaret River 15th November

Register Now – Record Keeping – Bussselton 16th November

Register Now – Bizlinks Forum- Bussselton 16th November

Register Now – Record Keeping – Bunbury 17th November

Register Now – Bizlinks Forum – Bunbury 17th November


Have Your Say!

amr-shire-logo-largeIn accordance with WALGA, every 8 years there is a review of the electoral boundaries. This revision will be completed before the next council elections in 2017.

The CCI has been researching, and we would recommend that everyone in the Leeuwin Ward vote for Option 4. This new change of boundaries helps us to retain councillors under the current ward structure formula.  Our ward needs two councillors to maintain a strong representation for progressive change in infrastructure and economy for Augusta and our larger communities. If we have only half of the representation at Shire this may lead to the larger wards having a greater preference in monies and improvements etc..

We encourage you to log into the AMR Shire website:

”Have your Say” (  This is a portal where you can vote for other projects involving Augusta. Alternatively, please call into the Shire office and pick up further information and discussion papers.

Our current representation is vital to the Leeuwin area.  We have two councillors who are passionate about our town, its growth, community and economy.  Their help and support will be enable us to continue to evolve and grow.
Submissions close on 21 November 2017, 4pm

Women in Business Networking Breakfast

women-in-businessGuest Speakers: Nikki Griffiths and Lynda Armstrong
 Tuesday, 15th November, 2016
TIME: 7:30am – 9:00am
LOCATION: Quality Hotel Lighthouse, Carey Street, Bunbury
COST: $35 per person (includes breakfast)
RSVP: Monday, 14th November

Come along and join us, along with fabulous like-minded women, for a delicious breakfast in the newly refurbished Glass Room, at the Quality Hotel Lighthouse.

This month we have Lynda Armstrong and Nikki Griffiths, both advisors with Business South West. Lynda is based in Bunbury and Nikki is based in Busselton. Both Lynda and Nikki have owned and operated very successful businesses, and will share their extraordinary stories, and give you a few tips and tricks on how to survive in these challenging economic times. They will answer any questions you may have, relating to your own business. You will also have the opportunity to talk about your business, so please bring along plenty of business cards to share.
Book your place and learn more about Nikki and Lynda by clicking here

Augusta Digital Towns Workshop

The first stage of the project was held on Monday 17th October at the Augusta CRC in order to allow locals to contribute ideas for this project. It was very well attended and ideas and concepts began to form during the workshop.

Once the ideas are gathered and prioritised, research will begin on the information & stories. Recording or filming that might be necessary to identify what are the most interesting places to go in and around Augusta and what kind of interpretation and story-telling would be relevant will then begin.

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