Category Archives - Investment

Posts in this category highlight new money being spent in the area and consider the impact it has on the area.

Transforming Bassendean Town Centre

LandcorpBassoPublic consultation is in full swing and you are cordially invited to be involved. Learn more about the proposed Town centre makeover at either a Community or a Business Forum planned for next week and the week after.

Business Forum : 6pm, Monday 22 February at Council Committee Room

Community Forum: 10am, Wednesday 24 February at Swan Districts Football Club, Presidents Lounge, Steel Blue Oval

Community Forum: 9am, Saturday 27 February at Swan Districts Football Club, Presidents Lounge, Steel Blue Ova

Community Forum: 6pm, Tuesday 1 March at Swan Districts Football Club, Presidents Lounge, Steel Blue Oval

All of the forums last for two hours.

To learn more about the proposal and the forums please follow this link to the Bassendean Briefings.

To register your attendance at the business forum please RSVP to William Barry, Snr Economic Development Officer at Follow this link for the flyer.

Learn About Bassendean Activity Centre

Bassendean Oval - Business ForumAs a Business owner you have a great deal to benefit from the potential re-development of Bassendean Activity Centre.

A special informal gathering is planned for business owners only, where you can get all your questions answered and let the stakeholders get your input into shaping our future.

WHEN: Monday 22 February 2016

TIME: 6pm – 7pm

WHERE: Committee Room, 48 Old Perth Rd, Bassendean.

RSVP: William Barry, Snr Economic Development Officer ( 08 9377 8062.

Click here for the flyer


2031 in Morley

Morley City Centre 2031City of Bayswater invites businesses, investors and the general community for the launch of the consultation period (27 January – 23 February 2015) for the Morley City Centre Structure Plan.

The vision of this significant proposal includes “. . . . it will be home to over 10,000 people and 10,000 jobs and become the City of Bayswater’s social, economic and civic centre”.

In partnership with the Central Eastern Business Association (CEBA) the Council wishes to engage across the broad spectrum of stakeholders who will stand to benefit from this long term project.

Over a complimentary breakfast at the City of Bayswater Civic Centre Chief Executive Francesca Lefante and the executive team will explain how this is planned to be achieved.

  • Date: Wednesday 4th February
  • Time: 7.30am – 9.00am
  • Venue: City of Bayswater Civic Centre, Embleton Room, 61 Broun Ave, Morley
  • Registrations:

For a summary brochure on the proposal click here

Web site link click here

Davidson Institute webinars

davidson instOne of the (many) interesting tips to come from the Solo Endeavours event in May was the existence of the Davidson Institute.

The Davidson Institute is fully owned by Westpac Bank but you don’t need to be a Westpac client to use their services or facilities.  Named after one of the pinnacle figures in the Westpac history, Sir Alfred Davidson, and fearlessly branded Australia’s first School of Money the institute promotes his traits of receptivity to new ideas, self-confidence and practical decision making.

They describe it as “a place where it’s okay to learn from scratch or build on existing skills. Where a free seminar in your local Westpac branch, or an online course might be all that’s needed, but where everyone has the chance to get the education they need to make confident financial decisions.

There are a number of free articles and subjects being covered in the free webinars in August include:
Budget Basics, Investing in Property – Foundations, Cash Flow Management, Effective Asset Funding.

Follow the link here to the website.

Add Daisy & Rowe to your shopping list

Daisy & Rowe Opening 037friends1Today marks the first day’s trading for the beautiful home fashion and gift shop on Old Perth Road Daisy & Rowe

Last night an invited list of friends and family gathered for the launch party at 26 Old Perth Road. Everybody was blown away by the transformation which Julie Fazey has achieved. There were personal touches at every turn, showing great care and attention to detail. The artistic flare flows from the front door through to back especially the stencilled flooring.

The whole family are behind Julie as well as her close-knit friends, and from special Olive Oil and finest tea to gorgeous scarves and hand-made candles it offers something for all tastes and budgets.

New Home for Carter Giorgi

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Final days for Carter Giorgi Offices

The home of Carter Giorgi Real Estate at 93 Old Perth Rd will soon disappear as work gets underway to create a new 19 Apartment + 2 offices 4 storey development.

No one is better positioned than Bruno Giorgi to assess the current demand for new residential developments in Bassendean. Bruno and his family have have been in the business and occupied the current site for over thirty years.

They have now recognised that the residential market in Bassendean has quickly expanded where apartments like these are in big demand. This development includes commercial space on ground floor which has already attracted strong interest. (more…)

Nineteen 30 at the Bassendean Hotel

Bassendean Hotel restaurant nameIn 1930 when Phar Lap was just hitting his straps and Don Bradman scored a record 452 in one innings, the Bassendean Hotel opened its doors for the first time.

And while it’s prominence in the community has waxed and waned over the years, since taking on the operation last year Jim and Leigh have put their whole life and energy into the hotel with a passion it hasn’t seen in a long time.

In their latest project for the hotel Jim and Leigh have revamped the once famous restaurant upstairs, and in recognition of the establishments heritage and history they named it “Nineteen 30 Restaurant and Bar”. (more…)

Signing ceremony marks begining of Town Centre revitalisation

A Memorandum of Understanding between the Town of Bassendean, LandCorp, the Swan Districts Football Club and the WA Football Commission heralds the beginning of a major revitalisation of the Town Centre.

Although in the early phase of planning, it is hoped that high-density residential housing, office and commercial premises and new recreational, entertainment and sporting facilities will be provided as part of the project.  While a Concept Planning Report was presented to Council last year no definite plans or costings have been prepared.

Mayor John Gangell said, (more…)

Breaking Ground on 85 OPR

85 OPR Starts 001In the past week machinary has moved on to this landmark site and construction has commenced in grand style.

The dominant drilling rig can be seen from some distance as it drills deep down into the clay in advance of larger work teams due to arrive next week.

Neighbour to the works: Debbra at Hedgehogs Cafe sees the construction as a positive.  And after some discussions with the builders she plans to boost the energy levels of the work teams by making her coffee and meals available seven days a week!

She will forgo her normal rest day on Monday’s and she’ll ramp up their service and stay open seven days a week.


Ascot to Bassendean Transit Route – NBN Works

nbn-rolloutWhat might otherwise go unnoticed, as part of the construction of the NBN, sub contractors will be visible early in April along West Rd and Palmerston St, Bassendean.

They will be upgrading existing Telstra pits, clearing blockages in Telstra conduits and hauling new optic fibre cable through existing conduit.

They will bring the link from Ascot through to Bassendean Telstra Switch on the corner of Old Perth Rd and Wilson St following a route along the Great Eastern Hwy up to Guildford and then back across the Guildford Road Bridge to Bassendean.