Economic Development Strategy

The Town has created an economic development strategy which maps out a blueprint for sustainable economic growth. Our Economic Development Strategy was developed in conjunction with the Economic Development Committee and informed through valuable contributions from local businesses.

The strategy is available to read in full below.

Economic Development Strategy - Pathways to Growth 2018-2023

Economic Development Program

The Economic Development program is made up of six sub-programs of work.

The Business Communications sub-program delivers initiatives for communication and counsel between the local business community and the Town. This is to ensure businesses are: 

  • Aware of the resources and support available to help start or grow their business; and
  • Able to engage with the Town to help guide the development and implementation of the vision set in the Economic Development Strategy. 

To receive timely information on Town initiatives, business training, resources and events subscribe to the Town's Business News electronic newsletter. 

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The business Events and Training sub-program provides an array of networking and training events to grow the skills, capacity and connections of the local business community.

To keep informed on upcoming networking events, workshops and training initiatives, click on the link below.

Business events and training

The Business Grants sub-program provides grants to assists businesses to grow the local economy with initiatives such as:

  • Innovative projects that assist local businesses by improving the way they do business
  • Networking or training events for local businesses
  • Activations and business collaborations to encourage visitation and engagement
  • Local tours or destination marketing initiatives that promote businesses. 

To learn more, click on the link below.

Business grants

The Destination Marketing sub-program involves marketing campaigns and events to attract visitors to the Town of Victoria Park. This includes projects that promote the unique retail and hospitality of Victoria Park while also growing high value industry sectors in tourism, sports, leisure and events.

There are a number of promotional opportunities for local businesses through blog posts, campaigns and social media channels.

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The Town of Victoria Park strives to create investment opportunities and place where businesses can prosper. The Invest Vic Park sub-program provides an overview of the strengths of the Town’s places and the opportunities within them to attract prospective investors.

For more information and to download the investment prospectus, click on the link below.

 Why invest?

The Town has an important role to play in creating conditions that promote existing and new business owners to invest in the Town’s economy. This includes ensuring the Town’s regulatory framework remains at the forefront of best practice in relation to other regions of Perth.

The Friendly Approvals sub-program involves initiatives aimed at reducing red tape for businesses in the Town.

For more information on initiatives aimed at reducing red tape for businesses in the Town, click on the links below.

Free Trade Area

Simplified Trading Partnership


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