WA Advocacy & Business of Design

14 July 2020

The WA branch is getting back into the swing of things, with an upcoming government meeting and the annual Business of Design lunch.


At the behest of one of our valued members, the WA branch has requested a meeting with the Hon. David Templeman, Minister for Local Government to discuss the culture of cost-cutting prevalent within the sector. In an excerpt from our letter we wrote:

Our members report that they are continuously confronted with Local Government tenders in which the weight on fees sits at 40% or more. The ACA maintains that this approach to procurement diminishes the value of experience and competence within our profession, which is vital to the construction industry’s ability to deliver compliant, safe buildings for public use. 

In our meeting, we will ask that the Minister considers developing policy that focuses on a ‘best value proposition’ rather than short-term cost savings.

We will keep you updated as to how the meeting unfolds.

Business of Design Lunch

The preparation for our annual lunch feels very different this year. We’ve put aside plans for a motivating speaker and instead focussed on creating an event where we can just enjoy each other’s company.

State President Malcolm Jones and Committee invites members to join us for a relaxed lunch and good conversation in a great new venue.


Besk Bar
264 Railway Pde,
West Leederville, WA 6007


12.30pm Friday
7 August 2020


$50 + GST (including lunch and drinks)


Wednesday 5 August by booking your spot here.


To reserve your place, make your booking here.


The ACA – WA would like to extend a very special thanks to Unios, who has joined as event sponsors.

We would also like to acknowledge the ongoing support of our state sponsors, Rondo and Armstrong Ceilings.