Welcome to Business Armadale
Business Armadale Chamber of Commerce has been working with the businesses in the City of Armadale for over 45 years. The world business community is entering a new business environment and while Business Armadale is not able to solve all the issues that you are currently facing us, we are working toward creating a less challenging business environment in the City of Armadale.We are also working more closely and cooperatively through the City’s Economic Development Office and with Development WA. As you might appreciate the rise of the current pandemic is going to be one of those challenges for sometime into the future.
Since retiring after 8 years as the Mayor of Armadale in October of 2019, I have taken on the Chair of Business Armadale returning to the Board I left nearly 10 years ago. As a retiree, I intend to devote more time to the task of growing Business Armadale in order to meet some of those challenges. The Board met in late January and again following our Annual General Meeting in September to review our own structure in order to better serve our business community.
We have implemented a number of changes to our business plan and are looking forward to rebuilding the relationship between Business Armadale and the wider business community.One of those changes will be to totally revamp our communications channels to better inform our members and the community. We are also in the process of overhauling our management software which has become out dated and not fully compliant with current recommended practice.
Our Web pages will be updated more frequently as will our LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram accounts. We are going to try to keep you better informed on local matters, particularly decisions of the City Council that may affect your business.
There are changes on the way that will affect your business by the City of Armadale and decisions by the State Government that will impact on your business such as the normalizing of Planning approvals of the Forrestdale Business Park East and West back to to the City of Armadale. The METRONET upgrades along the Armadale Rail line and extension of the Tonkin Freeway will disruption in the Kelmscott District Centre, Armadale Strategic Centre, Kelmscott and Forrestdale Industrial estates. Most of these decisions will have a beneficial result for business, but some may suffer severe financial consequences.
Henry Zelones OAM LGM JP
President – Business Armadale Chamber of Commerce