Reinvigorating regional Western Australia: A co-operative approach

18 March 2024 - 21 March 2024

Join one of four free regional workshops to discover how the co-operative model has been successfully used in regional communities to create and retain important local services such as the supermarket, pub and even aged care.

Supported by CBH Group through the Business Council of Co-operative and Mutuals (BCCM)’s Bunya Fund and delivered by Peter Kenyon from Bank of I.D.E.A.S., the workshops explore the power of the co-operative model and its potential application in regional communities.

Workshop content

The half-day workshops will explore rejuvenating our regional communities through the proven power of community ownership and enterprise. The sessions will highlight the benefits of the co-operative model and are practically designed to help you to streamline the process of founding and expanding a co-operative. You’ll learn how to uncover community enterprise opportunities, enhance community awareness, effectively recruit members, successfully harness local investment, and identify the essential factors for success. Participants will gain practical strategies and be inspired by real-life examples where local businesses and services like the pub, supermarket and aged care have been saved or returned to communities.

Workshop dates and venues

18 March 2024, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Uniting Church Centre, Wagin WA

19 March 2024, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm Ravensthorpe Community Resource Centre, Ravensthorpe WA

20 March 2024, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm  Perenjori Recreation Centre, Perenjori WA

21 March 2024, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm  Wongan Hills Community Resource Centre, Wongan Hills WA


Workshops are free, with morning tea and lunch provided to participants at no cost.

Visit Bank of I.D.E.A.S for more information or to register for your local workshop.

Registrations close on 10 March 2024, and places are limited. If you have any queries, please contact Peter Kenyon on 0417 183 719 or email [email protected]





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