City pride on show in busi­ness directory

Pilbara News - - News - Ali­cia Per­era

The 2017-18 busi­ness directory from the Kar­ratha and Districts Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try has been un­veiled and will start hit­ting lo­cal doorsteps in com­ing weeks.

Launched at KDCCI’s Busi­ness Af­ter Hours event last week, the new Busi­ness and Com­mu­nity Directory com­piles the con­tact de­tails of hun­dreds of lo­cal com­pa­nies and com­mu­nity groups into one easy ref­er­ence, which KDCCI chief ex­ec­u­tive John Lally said was well used by res­i­dents and vis­i­tors.

This year’s theme is cen­tred on “loving where you live” with a front cover dis­play­ing pho­tos of the best nat­u­ral land­marks, pub­lic en­ter­tain­ment and fes­ti­vals on of­fer in the City area.

“This theme is about Kar­ratha be­ing a great place to live, and the directory cover shows all the dif­fer­ent things to do,” Mr Lally said.

“The main (life­style) points are there’s great com­mu­nity ameni­ties here now — you’ve got child­hood cen­tres, the Leisure­plex and next year the per­form­ing arts cen­tre . . . there’s also fes­ti­vals, cul­tural things with the dance schools and bal­let, An­zac Day, the beach, FeNaClNG.”

“Each year, we’ve tried to fo­cus on peo­ple be­cause there’s too much fo­cus­ing on iron ore ships and gas, and that’s an im­por­tant part of our econ­omy, but it’s not the peo­ple.”

He said the directory was avail­able both in hard copy and on­line and the for­mats served to com­ple­ment each other.

“The thing is that we talk a lot about the in­ter­net, but it’s still nice to have a directory on your desk.

“And a lot of peo­ple use it, all the tourists use it,” he said.

Copies of the directory will be de­liv­ered to all homes and busi­nesses in the City of Kar­ratha in com­ing weeks.

You can also view the on­line directory at kar­rathadi­rec­tory on­

Pic­ture: Ali­cia Per­era

KDCCI chief ex­ec­u­tive John Lally with col­leagues Carla Stafford and Kim Davies with the cham­ber's new 2017-18 Busi­ness and Com­mu­nity Directory.

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