Bayswater Business Precinct (BBP)
Well known across Australia and internationally for its skills in heavy vehicle, fibreglass, metals, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, defence and construction, the Bayswater Business Precinct is an economic powerhouse which contributes over $14 billion to the local and Victorian economies.
The Councils of Knox, Maroondah and Yarra Ranges have been working toward improving the Bayswater Business Precinct over the last few years, to ensure that local business can continue to prosper. A Background Report has been prepared that provides useful information including economic profile, challenges, and precinct strengths and capabilities.
You can read the Bayswater Business Precinct Background Report here.
The Bayswater Business Precinct Transformation Strategy is currently underway, with support from the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions and Regional Development Australia - Melbourne, and is anticipated to be completed in early 2021.
Connecting business and people across Bayswater Business Precinct - BBP Connect and BBP Jobs
The Councils of Maroondah, Knox and Yarra Ranges with their partner Localised are proud to support BBP Connect - a digital community connecting local businesses with each other across the Bayswater Business Precinct.
Businesses can post their local supply needs, share local business news, tips and advice, and establish vital connections and collaborate with other businesses across the region.
Supply chain connections have never been so important - that;s why the BBP Connect platform is available to more than 38,000 businesses in Maroondah, Knox and Yarra Ranges.
Join the list of businesses increasing their supply chain connections through this online networking platform.
The BBP Jobs hub is an on line market place where local businesses and local job seekers can connect with each other.
Employers can publish their business profile and the attributes that they are looking for in an employee and advertise job and contract opportunities on the BBP Jobs Board.
Job seekers create an online resume which includes their individual skills, personal and professional qualities and can apply directly to employers for advertised jobs.
Businesses prefer local
In 2020, select businesses across the BBP were asked about several aspects of why they do business in Bayswater. Their stories reveal the diversity of the precinct and the merit of conducting business from the thriving business and employment community.
Grant, Mobile Automation
Grant from Mobile Automation shares the complexity of employment within a trade that requires specific skill sets. BBP Jobs allows the employer to employ locally, and clearly identify the suitability of a candidate easily, and quickly.
Warwick, Profile Glass
Warwick from Profile Glass shares why the Bayswater Business Precinct provides a 'sweet spot' for business. Because of the particular skill set required in the industry, Warwick shares the benefit of having a BBP Jobs profile that clearly articulates the person best suited to a role.
Frank, Hargo Engineering
Frank from Hargo Engineering speaks about the foundations of the business, and the importance it places on apprenticeships and local jobs. From supply chain to customers, Frank says "There’s nothing that we can’t source in Bayswater."
Andrea, Jenbury Financial
Andrea from Jenbury Financial reflects on why it's so important to work within your community, and how the Bayswater Business Precinct is the perfect place for this to occur. Andrea shares that for her business, local employees are one of the most important selection criteria.
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