“To involve people at the deepest level, you need stories” Robert McKee Harvard Business Review

What an incredible hour to spend with our Set the Month in Motion Panel Podcast yesterday morning discussing how we create fairer and more representative workplaces, manage culture and diversity and better inclusion of Aboriginal people in our community.

The simple but universal truth that giving the space to hear each other’s stories – the dark and the light, the importance of establishing a sense of belonging and the work we have to listen to each other applies as much to Aboriginal reconciliation (or “conciliation”) as it does to our daily lives to create better relationships and better workplaces. I hope you find time to have a listen to this insightful conversation. The Podcast is live here.

We welcome Hall and Prior as new Corporate Partners of the Chamber this week and look forward to sharing their story of the redevelopment of the Chamber’s 1873 Founding president and prominent Fremantle merchant. W.D. Moore’s original family into a world class health and aged care precinct, whilst revitalising the ground floor of Woodside House for community use and amenity.

W.D. Moore’s Woodside heritage homestead will be refurbished from its most recent use as a maternity hospital to its former glory with the ambition of opening the building to allow use by residents and the broader community.

During its time from 1951 to 2003 as a maternity hospital an estimated 50,000 children were born at Woodside – that’s a lot of Fremantle stories to be told!

The significant development will be a high-quality centre for healing and wellness, with high and low care accommodation options for up to 150 residents. The facility will also include specialist palliative care, dementia care, disability care and a range of allied health services for the centre and community.

For more information on the re-development and to view plans by local Fremantle Architect Kerry Hill visit https://woodsideagedcare.com.au

In other positive news, Fremantle Gazette and Business News have both agreed to profile the winners of our Fremantle Business Awards 2020 in a high-profile feature. This is a significant opportunity to share the stories of our diverse industry base. We encourage all of our members, and local businesses, to put their hat in the ring for this year’s awards. Help us share the word on the diversity and talent we have within the region and our historic streets. NOMINATE NOW!

It is an absolutely bumper issue of the Chamber Weekly this week including updates on the Fremantle Liquor Accord Meeting, Main Roads bridge presentation, a new Commercial Events Policy for Fremantle and some great member events.

I won’t repeat it all here but encourage you to spend a few moments longer than usual catching up on all the ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK CLICK HERE!