The Docklands Chamber of Commerce fosters a positive, united business environment that allows businesses within the Docklands Precinct to look towards a progressive and dynamic future. It is proactive in encouraging the sustainable economic growth of existing and new businesses. The Chamber accurately and authoritatively represents the views and concerns of its members, building a positive business environment while enhancing the community’s quality of life.
The Docklands Chamber of Commerce advances business in the Docklands Precinct through leadership, advocacy, coordination and promotion of Docklands business interests.
The Chamber is a well-known and respected advocate for the business community. It provides effective leadership to enhance the vitality, liveability and sustainable economic growth of the Docklands community.
The Docklands Chamber of Commerce:
- Values its members and is responsive to their needs;
- Acts as an advocate for the Docklands Precinct on issues affecting members and their businesses;
- Puts the priorities of Docklands Precinct businesses first;
- Affiliates with complementary organisations with similar networking aspirations for the benefit of the Docklands Chamber of Commerce and its members;
- Identifies and improves lobbying networks and opportunities and positive outcomes;
- Remains apolitical in its representation of the Docklands Chamber of Commerce and its members at all times;
- Conducts affairs in a manner that support and enhance the Chamber?s credibility;
- Conducts dealings with members, clients, affiliated organisations and governments, across all levels, with the highest level of integrity;
- Is innovative, proactive and professional;
- Focuses energies and resources on planned issues and programs; and
- Recognises the value and contribution of its members, volunteers, sponsors and employees.
The Chamber meets monthly and would love to welcome you along.
For further information about Docklands Chamber meetings, please contact the Chamber.
The DCC operates under Vic Incorporated Law (2012) and in addition has it’s own Code of Conduct
Rules of the Docklands Chamber of Commerce
YOUR Chamber is an incorporated association and was registered in 2004 (Registration No.?A0046037U). As an incorporated association the Chamber is governed by the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 (and its associated Regulations), which replaced the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 on 26 November 2012. All incorporated associations are required to be governed by Rules of Association and the new legislation brought in some changes. In keeping with this, the newly amended Rules of the Docklands Chamber of Commerce was approved at the 2013 AGM and subsequently approved by the Registrar of Incorporated Associations. Our new Rules came in to effect as of 21 January 2014.
All members of the Association, its employees and contractors are governed by the Rules of the Docklands Chamber of Commerce. Submitting a membership application form and paying membership fees will constitute acceptance of the Rules by the applicant and their business.
Docklands Chamber of Commerce History
From mid-2002, as Docklands development began to take shape, inner Melbourne witnessed the emergence of a new business district. Initially home to a large number of businesses in the hospitality field, the precinct has continued to grow to spawn a diverse and vibrant business community.
In May 2003, with support from the Victorian Employers Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI), a group of local proprietors resolved to create a forum to support businesses in Docklands and promote the area as a business destination.
And so the Docklands Chamber of Commerce was born.
Guided in its early days by a group of local business folk, the Chamber continued to gain momentum and membership grew with incorporation in 2004, followed by the first annual general meeting and election of the first committee. By this time, more than 60 businesses at Docklands ranging from major corporations to sole-trader operations had joined, but by the end of 2004, the number had swelled to 90.
Today, membership continues to grow.
The chamber’s members range from individual business people, to managers and employees of large corporations.
Through meetings every month, the chamber aims to represent and promote business operators within Docklands and provide a forum for discussing issues and networking.
Another of its priorities is communicating with the government on local business matters such as car parking, street access, public transport, signage, local park development, use of public space and lots more.
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