House debates

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Statements by Members

Moore Electorate: Joondalup

1:31 pm

Photo of Ian GoodenoughIan Goodenough (Moore, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

I wish to inform the House of the economic development initiatives being undertaken by the City of Joondalup within my electorate in promoting the economic recovery of our community post coronavirus. The city's economic recovery unit, led by Nashid Chowdhury, aims to coordinate the investment and marketing activities of local business operators with essential infrastructure provided by government to increase the number of visitors to our region. A number of planning workshops have been held with local stakeholders.

At a business forum to be held next week, the city will launch a brand new strategic document entitled Joondalup destination city plan which seeks to empower a thriving, innovative and resilient visitor economy that attracts more leisure, education and commercial visitors to Joondalup in partnership with industry and government. This is another important step as the local, state and federal levels of government work together to promote the growth of Joondalup whilst ensuring the 12,900 businesses in Moore can rebound from COVID-19 and continue creating local jobs. Together, we are working cooperatively to put Joondalup on the map.