E News 06.04.2018

Sent on: Friday, 6 April 2018 at 10:00:37 AM


We hope you all had a relaxing Easter and some downtime to recharge and reset.

On Wednesday 21st March we held our first KDCCI Suppliers and Contractors Roundtable meeting that saw a great turnout from the local business community and representatives from major resource companies and local government.

Click here to read media release in the Pilbara News, Wednesday 4th April 2018

As part of the Roundtable, local suppliers and contractors will gain better access to procurement and operations personnel from major resource companies and government, as well as receiving extra support and opportunities to hear from expert advisers to build their capability.

It is critical that local businesses are prioritising sustainable capability and capacity building as we approach another upswing with a number of projects on the horizon.

As such, we are working with industry, Resources and Engineering Skills Australia (RESA) and business advisors from the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs Programme to co-ordinate business capability building locally. Check out more information about these initiatives below.

The information session run by PwC recently about federal and state government grant opportunities to support regional growth also saw a fantastic turnout in the KDCCI Coworking Space Boardroom.

Keith Anthonisz, Director of Malaysia Australia Connect who was visiting with PwC representatives was blown away by the response and impressed at the scale of innovative projects on the cards for regional development driven by the City of Karratha’s local business community. Go team!

On that note… we were super excited to see JetGo have announced the commencement date for direct flights between Karratha and Brisbane as 25th June 2018. Jump online to book your flights today.

Click here to read the JetGo media release

Fingers crossed the Singapore link is not far behind it!

As always, we love to hear your feedback and suggestions on how we can assist our local business economy.

Please take 5mins to fill out our Member survey and go in the draw to win a $50 voucher to any local business of your choice.

Click here to complete Member Survey


RESA’s Resource Ready Program

We are working with Resources and Engineering Skills Australia (RESA) to deliver a six month Resources Ready program to assist local businesses who are working in, or seeking to enter the mining, oil and gas or renewable energy sectors within the Pilbara.

The program will commence 2nd May. Each month there will be a 1-day workshop facilitated by a regional mentor with expert advisors being streamed through video conference.

Sessions will cover: business strategy in preparation for a growth cycle; workforce planning and business systems; pre-qualification and compliance; market strategy and positioning including diversification into global markets; business innovation and technology; and business partnerships, JVs and presenting your value proposition.

There are no eligibility requirements for this program. It is open to any local businesses that are working in, or seeking to enter the mining, oil and gas or renewable energy sectors within the Pilbara. Program cost: $3250+GST

Click here for further information


Entrepreneurs’ Programme Supply Chain Facilitation

We are working with industry and business advisors from the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs Programme to establish a Supply Chain Facilitation project in the Pilbara.

Regional businesses with an annual turnover greater than $750,000 operating in one of seven growth sectors receive free business advice from an experienced ex-private industry business advisor. These half-day 1:on:1 sessions help identify inefficiencies, re-work and non-value adding activities that could be eliminated to improve your business. Any initiatives identified that your business opts to improve could be matched 1:1 with grant funding up to $20k. 

Click here for further information



Business After Hours Hosted by Woodside, Wednesday 11th April 2018

RSVP:  membership@kdcci.asn.au

Woodside BAH


KDCCI & Karratha Young Professionals Corporate Golf Day, Friday 18th May 2018

Get your team together for an event full of fun and networking

Open to all KDCCI Members and KYP Members

Cost per person $60.

Includes BBQ Lunch and drinks during the day, along with golf club hire.

Prizes on offer for winning team, and best dressed team!

Winning team will also hold the perpetual "KDCCI Golf Day Trophy" for 1 year!

If you want to hire a golf buggy, contact the Karratha Country Club:  9185 1045

Any queries contact Carla or Kim: 9144 1999

Click here to register


We have a range of options to suit all budgets and requirements

Click here for details




City of Karratha "Take your Business Online Grant Scheme"

The TYBO grant is now open and closing on 16 April.

Take Your Business Online Grant Scheme

The Take Your Business Online Grant Scheme provides City businesses financial assistance of up to $5,000 on a matched dollar for dollar basis to improve digital capacity and online marketing in order to increase competitiveness, innovation and efficiency of the enterprises’ operations, products and services.

The grant may contribute towards web design; social media presence; e-business; customer relationship management; development of apps or online marketing.

This is a competitive process and applicants must demonstrate how the project will improve their business and deliver benefit to the community.

Click here to access the policy, guidelines and application form

Please act soon as you will be required to submit a quote to be eligible for the funding. There are a number of local businesses that may be able to assist you with your project!


Chevron Expression of Interest, Quarantine Treatment Services

Chevron is seeking expression of interest from industry to undertake quarantine treatment services in accordance with the Barrow Island (BWI) Terrestrial and Marine Quarantine Management System (QMS).

Businesses assessed as meeting the requirements in terms of facility, infrastructure, internal systems and organisational capability will be held on a list of Barrow Island preferred quarantine service providers to be issued to existing and new contractors and vendors seeking these services.

Click here for further information


Department of Communities Thrive Program, Request for Tender Briefing Sessions

The Department of Communities will hold a series of Request for Tender briefing sessions in April and May 2018 for the new Thrive program.

Delivered in partnership with non-government organisations, Thrive builds on the successes of the Housing Authority’s previous Support and Tenant Education Program (STEP).

Thrive takes a holistic approach to improve clients’ individual social and economic wellbeing. It aims to assist clients to build their capacity and resilience for long term success and to manage their household in a community.

Briefing sessions will be held in Kununurra, Bunbury, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Perth, Karratha, Broome and Albany.

Click here to register attendance

The Thrive Request for Tender is now available on TendersWA.

For more information, please go to the Department’s Thrive website or email thrive@communities.wa.gov.au or call (08) 6217 6299.


Black Dog Institute's "Breaking down depression & building resilience

"Breaking down depression & building resilience" is a 30 minute presentation delivered by a trained presenter who has a personal experience of mental illness, suitable for general audiences.  This presentation will provide accurate information about common mental illnesses, their causes, how to spot early warning signs, what to do and how to build personal resilience

When:  Thursday 12th April, 6:30pm

Venue:  Welcome Lotteries House, 7 Morse Court Karratha

Cost: Free

Click here for further information


Metro Hotel Perth Autumn Hot Deals

Metro Hotel Perth has great deals on offer for the Footy or Seasonal visits!

Click here to view the Footy Deal

Click here to view the Seasonal Offer


Save the dates!

  • Wednesday 11th April:  Business After Hours, host by Woodside.  IBIS Styles Karratha.  5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Thursday 3rd May:  Careers Expo 2018
  • Friday 18th May:  KDCCI & KYP Golf Day.  



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Contact Kim or Carla with any queries.  Phone:  9144 1999

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