Business Support

Bassendean, on the Swan River, remains at the centre of Perth’s Eastern Metropolitan Region. The region has a resident population of 315,000 and provides employment for 124,500, about 17% of all employment opportunities for metropolitan Perth.

Our combination of excellent infrastructure, idyllic lifestyle location and a track record of strong return on investment means Bassendean is attractive for a range of employers.

For the Town of Bassendean, Economic Development is a priority area. In its Strategic Community Plan (2017- 2027), two of the core objectives are to build economic capacity and facilitate local business retention and growth.

Strategic Community Plan

These objectives support the Town’s overall vision of “Building a connected community, developing a vibrant and sustainable future, built upon the foundations of our past”

Small Business Friendly

To demonstrate our commitment to support local business, the Town of Bassendean has in 2019 signed the Small Business Friendly Local Government Charter.

This initiative is backed by the Small Business Development Corporation, a State Government agency focused on supporting small business in Western Australia.

The Town’s commitment to the Charter helps us continually improve our interaction with and support for local small businesses in Bassendean, Ashfield and Eden Hill.

To get involved, visit for free advice, resources, workshops and access to information across all business disciplines.

Small Business Friendly Charter

The Town will work with local businesses to set goals to achieve each 12 months. By signing the Charter, the Town is demonstrating a commitment to work with and support small business by initiatives such as:

  • Making on-time payments
  • Accepting online payments
  • Simplifying processes and forms
  • Supporting local small business suppliers
  • Training opportunities for small business people

Small Business WA