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Hashtag Perth
Perth's best kept secret is...Perth
Perth residents are their own worst enemy when it comes to talking up the city’s positive attributes, despite the fact it’s viewed by outsiders to be just as appealing as Melbourne and Sydney and more appealing than Brisbane, Auckland and Singapore. The findings come as part of Committee for Perth’s Hashtag Perth project – a two-year initiative that aims to develop a plan for how best to leverage Perth’s positive attributes and address its weaknesses.
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June 2019
Perth @ 3.5 Million People
Reputation Key to Shaping Perth
Creating a positive reputation and place branding is about influencing people’s perceptions, however perception of a place is an evolving process with many contributing factors changing it over time.
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April 2019
What We Thought Would Kill Us
Media Release - Learning From Controversial Landmark Developments
Often controversial from the start, the history and outcomes of landmark projects in Perth and in Australia including Perth’s Bell Tower, Perth Passenger Rail, Hillarys Boat Harbour, Raffles Waterfront Development, The Graham Farmer Freeway and Northbridge Tunnel, Perth Arena and the Old Swan Brewery as well as Brisbane’s West Village Development; Sydney’s Barangaroo development; and Melbourne’s Federation Square are examined in the Committee for Perth’s What We Thought Would Kill Us – Learnings and Recommendations report to be released today.
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April 2019
Is Self-Confidence Impacting Women in the Workplace?
The latest FACTBase Bulletin by the Committee for Perth reports on the findings of the Hands up for Gender Equality study which examines gender differences in career interests and why self-confidence and self-doubt play such a significant role in limiting women’s career progress.
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March 2019
Committee for Perth
Two new Directors appointed to the Committee
The Committee for Perth is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Directors to the Board. Meath Hammond, Head of Corporate Affairs for BHP’s assets in Western Australia and Andrew Hill, Chief Operating Officer - Food Beverage & Entertainment at Crown Perth, have been appointed to fill the casual vacancies until the AGM in November 2019.
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January 2019
Committee for Perth
Two new Directors appointed to Committee
A recent vote by Committee for Perth members has seen two new Directors elected to the Committee for Perth’s Board. Gina Hogan, General Manager at Southern Cross Austereo Perth and Tim Shanahan, the Chairman of WA Super have both been appointed for three-year terms.
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November 2018
Bigger & Better Beyond the Boom
Crisis of complacency holding Perth back
A landmark report released by the Committee for Perth has found that Greater Perth is lagging behind other cities around the world when it comes to being competitive in the key areas of the economy and investment, infrastructure, innovation, technology, engagement and branding. The report, Perth’s Pathway to Prosperity, found that a crisis of complacency is holding Perth and Peel back, with the prosperity delivered by the recent mining and resource boom diverting attention away from planning for longer-term economic resilience.
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October 2018
Committee for Perth
Committee for Perth announces incoming Chairman
A leader in Perth’s hospitality and tourism sector, Kate Lamont, will replace John Langoulant AO as the Committee for Perth Chair when he retires in November this year. Mr Langoulant has been a Director of the Committee for Perth since 2008 and was elected Chair in 2012. John’s retirement comes as he completes the maximum number of years allowed under the Committee’s Constitution.
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September 2018
Perth @ 3.5 Million People
Survey finds Perth’s satisfaction rating has fallen
A new survey conducted for the Committee for Perth has uncovered a tale of two cities, finding that fewer people believe Perth has changed for the better, their overall satisfaction level about living here has fallen and they’re worse off financially than they were. On the other hand, the survey found an overwhelming percentage of people would recommend living here and like the new developments around town.
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August 2018
Economic Prosperity
Perth - second most competitive economy in Australia
The latest FACTBase report by the Committee for Perth has found that while Greater Perth is the second most competitive economy in Australia, it’s not enough, with the region scoring the lowest in the country for a key driver of growth and innovation.
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July 2018
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