Feature Article - Annual Chairman's Lunch

Our Annual Chairman’s Lunch provides an opportunity to bring together leaders from our membership and share our latest research.

This year’s lunch was hosted by Kate Lamont, the Committee for Perth’s third Chairman. Kate shared some impressive statistics about the Committee: our diverse membership base has grown to 116 organisations spanning 40 sectors, we’ve released more than 100 pieces of research and we’ve held 287 events and 110 Working Group and Steering Committee meetings since our inception in 2006.

Kate also disclosed details about the Strategic Plan that will guide the Committee over the next three years in order to achieve four goals:

  1. Strengthen our position as the ‘go-to’ thought leader on Perth’s growth and development as it evolves into a city of 3.5 million people
  2. Enhance our reputation through quality, integrity and independence
  3. Increase our membership along with member engagement and loyalty
  4. Grow our organisational capacity.

Some of the proposed ways we will achieve these goals:

  • Continue an ‘open source’ policy by making our research and analysis available free of charge to the entire community. The aim is to influence public discourse and community debate, government programs and policy with the aim of making Perth a great place to live, work, invest, visit and study
  • Undertake research and projects through our FACTBase research alliance, our internal researchers and other research partners which advance our purpose
  • Create and/or utilise opportunities to re-use our published research to advance our advocacy agenda
  • Refresh the Committee for Perth website to increase the visibility of our research and make it more user friendly and accessible
  • Undertake research that fulfils our purpose, regardless of the politics of the day
  • Continue to publish research that is evidence-based, frank and fearless.
Acknowledgement of Country

The Committee For Perth acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.