Whether you are launching a new business, exploring opportunities to buy a business or looking for a new location for your existing business, the City of Belmont offers you a range of potential strategic advantages.
Here are some key reasons the City of Belmont might be the best option for your business.
Close to central Perth
The City of Belmont sits just 6 kilometres (or a 10-minute drive) from Perth’s city centre. This means your business could enjoy all the convenience of a central location without the traffic, parking issues and higher rent which can be associated with inner-city business.
The City of Belmont is WA’s gateway to the world. It is home to Perth’s domestic and international airports, which means every visitor arriving in Perth by air passes through the area.
Vital links across Perth’s transportation network connect in the City of Belmont. With a business in the City of Belmont, you could take advantage of unparalleled access to key transport infrastructure such as the Tonkin, Graham Farmer, Great Eastern, Roe and Leach highways and freeways and Kewdale Freight Train Terminal.
The transport infrastructure facilitates connections across different areas of WA and provides access to regional, national and global markets. This strategic location has led the Cities of Canning, Kalamunda, Swan and Belmont to form an alliance, known as Link WA.
Link WA is a major economic initiative which will further expand the City’s largest industry sector to become WA’s freight and logistics hub for local, regional, national and international freight movements.
A place for every business
The City of Belmont is home to practically every type of business, including multi-national and industrial-scale distribution centres, home-based businesses, a range of tourism, retail and hospitality venues.
Approximately 23% of employment opportunities in the City of Belmont are in the transport, postal and warehousing industry (.id - the population experts, 2020). These businesses are mainly located in the Kewdale industrial area, the Belmont Business Park and along Great Eastern Highway in Rivervale, in Belmont and Ascot, Cloverdale and Redcliffe. In Belmont there are approximately 55,601 employment opportunities in the City as of June 2019 (.id - the population experts, 2020).
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An economic powerhouse
The City of Belmont offers a thriving network of economic growth and development opportunities as a major part of Perth’s Eastern Region powerhouse in the regional economy of Greater Perth.
The City contributes $8.26 billion to Australia’s Gross Regional Product as of June 2019 (Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, 2019; .id - the population experts, 2020).
The City of Belmont is home to 42,078 people, with this figure expected to grow to 65,659 by 2041 (.id - the population experts, 2020).
Your business could take advantage of a growing population to provide a range of products or services to locals, other businesses and visitors to the area.
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Shopping, sports and recreation
While home to a number of major industrial centres, the City is also a place where both residents and visitors come to eat, drink, relax and enjoy a range of leisure activities.
The City is home to major retail zones, including Belmont Forum and the emerging retail sector at the Perth Airport with DFO and COSTCO, and sports and recreation spaces including Belmont Oasis Leisure Centre and Ascot Racecourse, Perth’s oldest and most elegant sporting venue.
Support from the City
In a 2019 survey undertaken by the Edith Cowan University’s Survey Research Centre (Catalyse Pty Ltd 2019), the City of Belmont was identified as an industry leader in the following areas:
- The City has developed and communicated a clear vision for the area;
- How the business community is consulted about local issues;
- City has a good understanding of issues and challenges facing business;
- How the business community is informed about what’s happening in the local area;
- City of Belmont’s website;
- Economic development;
- Road maintenance, parking in commercial areas and waste removal services.
Supporting local business development is very important to the City. To discuss your business needs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone the Economic Development team on 9477 7132.
Business by the numbers
These statistics show why the City of Belmont is a great place to do business.
- 6km from central Perth
- 3,500+ active businesses
- $8.26 billion contribution to Australia’s Gross Regional Product in FY2019*
- 42,078 people live here**
- 65,659 people expected to live here by 2041**
(id - the population experts, 2020; REMPLAN, 2020).
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