KBCCI has had a busy month and July looks to be the same, with no sign of slowing down, a trend which is definitely reflected throughout the Goldfields. A lot of activity across all industries, with many businesses reporting that they have established work pipelines for at least the next three years. On the flip-side, housing, land and labour shortages are affecting decision making and hindering growth, with many owners having to go back on the tools.
In mid June, Bill McKenzie and I, along with other representatives from the KBCCI Management Committee attended the Regional Chambers Forum in Perth. The first day was spent at Parliament House where we discussed labour, housing and land shortages directly with Ministers and Shadow Ministers, advocating on behalf of our members.
We also heard from the Department of Home Affairs on visa, skilled migration and border related topics. Recent announcements of changes by the Minister to increase the priority Migration Skilled Occupation List from 19 to 41 occupations as priority roles, may be of interest to many of our members. If you would like to find out more, please head to the following website: homeaffairs.gov.au.
On our second day, we joined 24 other regional chambers for an operational and strategic meeting, sharing ideas and hearing from CCIWA and Small Business Development Corporation.
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