The Wirrpanda Foundation, with the support of the Australian Government, under the Indigenous Business Sector Strategy (IBSS), opened the WA Indigenous Business Hub in February.
Located in Burswood, the space also known as the Wirra Hub will provide significant opportunity for Indigenous Businesses to access business advice and connect with existing mainstream and Indigenous-specific business support services.
The Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, Minister for Indigenous Australians, officially opened the Wirra Hub, and said it will assist Indigenous organisations to navigate the business support ecosystem and help them on their path to success.
“The Wirra Hub will make available experienced Indigenous managers and coaches to deliver tailored business advice and connect clients with mainstream and Indigenous-specific business support services to support their ambitions,” said Minister Wyatt.
Founder and Director of the Wirrpanda Foundation, David Wirrpanda said the Wirra Hub will ensure Indigenous businesses have a seamless experience in accessing support and guidance.
“The Indigenous Business and Employment Hub will provide an invaluable opportunity to allow Indigenous businesses to flourish,” Mr Wirrpanda said.
“It will provide a collaborative entrepreneurial workspace for Indigenous businesses and jobseekers to come together.”
“It is an immense privilege for the Foundation to have a role in the empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses and, in turn, the community.”
Wirra Hub will also support public, private and not-for-profit organisations to engage Indigenous businesses or jobseekers to enable them to meet their procurement and employment targets.