Friday 21st April 2017

Gnowangerup Community Resource Centre


Would you like to be involved in the development of a plan for the Shire for the next 10 years? If so, then please attend our Economic Innovation Forum on Friday 21st April 2017  7:00am – 11:00am at the Gnowangerup Community Resource Centre


Aimed at Businesses but open to all community members 


Presentation and Workshop with Peter Kenyon + the Strategic Planning Team



Breakfast and Networking



Workshop Commences


7:30am – 9:30am

Peter Kenyon – Bank of Ideas

Bank of I.D.E.A.S. founder and current Director is Peter Kenyon who can simply be described as a social capitalist and community enthusiast. West Australian Senior of the Year, Peter has worked with over 1600 communities throughout Australia and overseas seeking to facilitate fresh and creative ways that stimulate community and local economic renewal. Bank of I.D.E.A.S. has undertaken assignments in 58 countries.


Bank of I.D.E.A.S. staff are motivated by the desire to create caring, healthy, inclusive, sustainable and enterprising communities and local economies. Subsequently, Bank of Ideas specialises in initiatives to strengthen community building, local economic development and youth empowerment.


9:30am – 11:00am

Strategic Planning – Business

The Shire of Gnowangerup is developing a new Strategic Community Plan. The plan will provide Council with direction on where to allocate the Shire’s precious and limited resource to make sure that the community is provided with the services it needs, while also making sure that the Shire is sustainable into the future.

Big decisions need to be made about how we can better manage the limited resource that we have without increasing the burden on ratepayers. Discussion topics will include:


1. The Shires Levels of Service

2. Big Ideas for our Future

3. Priority Issues and;

4. Sustainable Management of Shire owned Buildings

By having a good quality plan now, as a community we will able to capitalise on opportunities, retain what is good about our community and secure our future. 

To register your attendance please call Kirsty at the Shire of Gnowangerup on 9827 1007 or email