Category Archives: Council Notices

This category captures what the Council is doing in the area from upgrading roads, maintenance matters, rule changes or new support services that are available.

LatestBuy are on the Trail

garage-sale2Town of Bassendean ranks in top 10 for garage sales registered Australia wide !!!

With 34 garage sales registered by residents, the Town is now ranked 7th Australia wide on a per capita basis of population for the number of garage sales registered !!!

Well done to Darren and Shaun Campbell from (113 Broadway, Bassendean WA 6054, Australia) who are the latest to get on board!!

This dynamic duo is opening their showroom and warehouse doors for a Mega Garage Sale with items starting from $1!  Toys, gadgets, kitchenware, collectibles, barware, novelties, outdoors and lifestyle products and on and on. They’re one-off product samples, discontinued lines, unwanted returns but they’re all in 100% working condition!

It’s not too late to register your business for the 22 October if you want to.  Just go to the Garage Sale trail web site here and put down all your details.  There is no cost remember


Inside Hoffman Engineering

inside-hofmann-engineeringsqHofmann Engineering, Bassendean is one of Australia’s most successful precision engineering businesses. And next week Eric Hofmann, Managing Director is providing an inside into this exceptional organisation. Also in attendance will be Minister for Small Business Sean L’Estrange and Mayor John Gangell.

This is a perfect opportunity to join up with colleagues and share your knowledge and learn from one of the greats operating right here in our midst.


WHERE: Hofmann Engineering Pty. Ltd – 3 Alice Street, Bassendean, WA 6054

Cost: Free

REGISTER (Essential): here

Garage Sale Trail 2016

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The Town of Bassendean has got behind the amazing phenomenon of the Garage Sale Trail.  The Town has jumped on board  along with about 150 other local governments around the country who all see it as the best and most fun way to reduce the amount going to landfill

So what is it all about?

On the 22 October 2016 the whole of Australia (nearly) is promoting the benefits of recycling their second hand wares.

From the Councils registration you can

  • Join the reuse movement to declutter your home, make some pocket money and have fun meeting your neighbours.
  • Put your sale on the Garage Sale Trail at
  • It’s a great way for community groups, schools and charities to fund raise, you can make an average $735 – $2000 on the day.
  • Anyone can get involved and it’s FREE to register.
  • By participating in Garage Sale Trail you get a sale page on the national map, media coverage of the event and free promotional materials to promote your sale locally.
  • The web site provides great tools to use to promote your sale locally, and together we make a difference.
  • Register early to receive a FREE pack with posters and flyers spread the word about your sale. The first 2,500 sales to register by 25 Sept in participating council areas will get a Promo Pack in the mail.

Businesses are very welcome to get involved.  If you would like to learn how have a look at the Garage Sale Trail website.

P.S. So far Bassendean,Eden Hill and Ashfield have 12 Garage Sales registered!!!

Tell us what's important to you! 

sq logoThe Town of Bassendean need your views!

Fill in a quick, 2-minute survey here – and you could be in with a chance to WIN 1 of 5 iPad Minis!

The Town of Bassendean is seeking feedback from residents, ratepayers and businesses within the Town to help write the new Strategic Community Plan. This is an important document which sets out how rates are spent and services prioritised over the coming years.

and Action . . . .

survey team

Deputy Mayor Mike Lewis (2nd from right) with some of the team from Business Station in white T shirts with O2 cafe team members Claire and Michelle

Some of the team from BUSINESS STATION met with Deputy Mayor Mike Lewis at O2 Cafe to update him on progress with the local business directory.

A couple of weeks ago we announced the commencement of the survey of all local businesses and now with the ongoing help of Business Station the Town is preparing the digital directory.

This will be a commercial directory and it will encourage local businesses and residents to buy local, it will facilitate collaboration between local operators and it will support local employment.

The digital version of the directory will include a two-minute promotional video and photographs from many of the business owners/managers showcasing something special or unique about their products and service.  When complete it will be uploaded to the BASSENDEANMEANSBUSINESS website – making this directory more than just a listing of business names and phone numbers.

Images taken for the Directory will also be used for other marketing activities of both Business Station and the Town of Bassendean, which will extend the promotion of participating businesses beyond the Bassendean area.

To make sure your business is included in the directory contact the Town by leaving a comment below or phone the Senior Economic Development Officer on 0409 118 377.

NorthLink WA is underway

northlinkThe ground has been officially broken on the first section of the $1.12 billion NorthLink WA initiative to provide a non-stop transport route between Morley and Muchea.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the project was an essential component in the long-planned integrated freight transport system for Perth.

Mr Nalder also announced a joint venture between BGC Contracting Pty Ltd and Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd – Great Northern Connect – as the preferred proponent for the next section between Reid Highway and Ellenbrook.  Construction on this section is expected to begin early 2017.

All sections are expected to be finished by mid-2019.

Click here for the latest  (June 2016) newsletter with all the details.  Click here for the Northlink WA web site.

NBN Field Crew hit Bassendean

NBN Node

The NBN is finally being being rolled out in Bassendean. If you are really observant you may notice a witches hat in the road verges like this one spotted on West Road  last week.

These will be the future location of the nodes for the optic fibre.  They will become cabinets from which the surrounding properties will be connected to the NBN. Each cabinet can connect up to 200 properties so we will have dozens of these dotted all over town.

If you would like to know more about the NBN you can follow the links HERE to all our previous updates on BMB or contact us directly by leaving your comments below.

Business Survey


We don’t like to interrupt productive work.  We don’t want to stand in the way of profitable endeavours, but once every five years or so we do need to update our data base of local businesses.

So, in partnership with BUSINESS STATION* the Economic Development Unit is going to carry out a blitz of the entire local business sector. Three teams are going to hit the ground and will be conspicuous in the black T shirts emblazoned with the BUSINESS STATION logo.

The survey will get up to date contact details, how many they employ, where they trade and most importantly what do they manufacture or what services do they provide.

We will produce a short video featuring many of the businesses and then in a staged release of the data we will build an on line business directory.  This will exist in a print form as well. The directory is designed and produced to encourage buying locally and also recruiting locally.  We want to make it easier for businesses to buy services, raw materials, products that are needed in their work processes locally where possible.

If you run a business here in Bassendean (including at home) we want to help it grow, we want to help reduce overheads and increase the levels of local residents working in the local area. Essentially we want to boost the value that the Council offers to your business

To ensure you are kept informed of this survey and the publication of the results keep visiting us here.

*BUSINESS STATION is an organisation that provides wide variety of services to build entrepreneurship in small to medium businesses.  Business Station operate two business incubators in Gosnells and Joondalup, they provide free training courses across the metro area in Business Legal Matters, Marketing and Social Media funded by the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) “Business Local Program” and they have assisted in writing 1,000’s of business plans.

City Trees & Cool Cities

urban forestWhile trees in gardens, parks and on streets have always been valued for their aesthetic contribution to neighbourhoods and town centres, the environmental benefits they provide is not always well understood.

A few years ago the term Urban Forest emerged and it embraces the cumulative benefits of entire tree populations across a town or city. “An urban forest and its associated ecosystem allows for consideration of the broader issues of climate change, urban heat island effects and population growth”

The Town of Bassendean Draft Urban Forest Strategy is currently open for local business owners to take a look and contribute their two cents worth before it is completed. It is open for public comment only until Wednesday 25th May so don’t delay!

The feedback form can be found here and you can complete it on-line.

Short Sharp Business Workshop

TRAINING WORKSHOPS4 x two hour interactive workshops are being hosted in Library Meeting Room.

The first two with Emma Kerslake are Thurs 24th March. Second two with Holly Walton are Tues 29th March.

Delivered by experts in their fields from Business Station, Holly and Emma have deliberately designed the workshops to be short and sharp. There are small groups involved allowing them to be flexible and responsive.  They will trigger your ideas, encourage you to participate and ensure you get the most from them.

There is no charge.  Costs are fully funded by State Government and local government.

Click on the topic below for more details and to register.

Business Legal,

Business Finance,

Business Marketing and

Business Social Media.