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The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is seeking to improve the way it interacts with small businesses operating in its community,  and reiterate that the Shire is an attractive location in which to establish and grow a small business.
Having recently signed the Small Business Friendly Local Government Charter, the Shire of Augusta Margaret River is looking to implement its commitment to being small business friendly.
The Small Business Friendly Local Government initiative was developed by the Small Business Development Corporation, which is the only State Government agency focused on supporting small business in Western Australia.
The Shire of Augusta Margaret River is now proudly displaying the Small Business Friendly Local Governments logo on its business web page, and has committed to engaging with and supporting the local business community. Current business-friendly initiatives from The Shire include:

  • A business survey to better understand the challenges and needs of local businesses on the ground.  Submissions made prior to 10th July will go in a draw for a local massage.  The survey can be found online at:
  • A Sustainability for Small Business workshop, run in conjunction with Business Advisory South West, on 25th June 9:30-11:30am in Margaret River.  More information and registration can be found under the News Feed at:

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River values its local small businesses and the many benefits they bring to the community including creation of employment opportunities, provision of goods and services and development of a vibrant economy.
Other small business facts: 

  • There are more than 224,000 in Western Australia.
  • Small business employs almost half of the private sector workforce
  • Small business is critical to WA; worth around $44 billion to the WA economy
  • There are 32 Small Business Friendly Local Governments – that’s more than 50 per cent of small businesses covered by the initiative in WA

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