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City Welcomes Asia Business Council WA to Rockingham

Date12 October 2020

The City of Rockingham, in partnership with the South West Group, was pleased to welcome members from the Asia Business Council Western Australia (ABCWA) to Rockingham on Friday 9 October 2020, to explore potential economic development opportunities.   

The South West Group (SWG), which the City is a member of, comprises representatives from the cities of Kwinana, Cockburn, Fremantle, Melville and the Town of East Fremantle. 

Mayor Barry Sammels and Asia Business Council WA delegates at the Rockingham Foreshore.

The group works with both State and Federal Government, businesses and industry on projects that aim to improve economic development in the South West Metropolitan Region.

ABCWA meanwhile, is based in Perth and provides a collective voice for Asian engagement in WA and facilitates business, trade and investment opportunities. It focuses on strengthening economic and cultural ties between Asia and WA. 

The visiting delegates were given a briefing on the range of infrastructure investment occurring at HMAS Stirling, the tourism and hospitality opportunities in the City’s Waterfront Precinct, as well as development in the City’s Smart Village Precinct and the Rockingham Industry Zone.

City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels said ABCWA held links with a number of important Asian business councils and chambers of commerce. 

“The City was pleased to welcome representatives from the Asia Business Council WA to Rockingham. Their visit gave us the opportunity to increase awareness of the vast investment opportunities that are available within the Rockingham region across multiple sectors of industry,” Mayor Sammels said. 

The City’s Economic Development Strategy 2020 -2025 outlines how we are focused on promoting private investment opportunities that have strategic merit for the future and will also provide considerable economic benefits. The City thanks ABCWA for visiting Rockingham and looks forward to working with them in partnership with the SWG in future. 

Following the visit to Rockingham, the delegation also received tours of the Western Trade Coast, Latitude 32 industrial area, as well as through parts of the City of Cockburn and City of Fremantle.

For further information regarding economic development opportunities in the City of Rockingham visit Business and Investment

Image: Mayor Barry Sammels (front and centre) welcomed the delegation from the Asia Business Council WA to Rockingham. Picture: City of Rockingham.  

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