Networks and support

Economic Development Unit

Committed to business development in our region, the Economic Development Unit is the first port of call for anyone considering investing, doing business or hosting an event in the Kiama Municipality.

Whether you are a start-up business, an established business looking to relocate, seeking to buy a business in the area, or just wanting advice on how to expand - we can help!

Our unit can assist with:

  • Business and planning information and advice for preparing a Development Application.
  • Selecting suitable business sites/properties.
  • Government funding advice.
  • Hosting your conference or event.
  • Business related contacts.


Associated links:


Development Assessment Unit

To find out how to lodge a Development Application, go to our Development Application Process page.

Before lodging your application, consider whether you need to consult our Development Assessment Unit (DAU), which provides a free service to people who are considering the following types of development within our municipality.

  • Dual occupancy
  • Unit development
  • Commercial development
  • Industrial development
  • Large scale development

The DAU meets every Wednesday to discuss these types of development proposals. The service allows you to present your concept plans, and discuss and address any issues prior to lodging your development application. To apply to attend a DAU session, you will need to complete the DAU Meeting Request Form(PDF, 488KB) .

Kiama Small Business Forum

Meetings are held regularly and provide an excellent opportunity for professional development and networking with other local businesses.

Meetings are free of charge, and held at The Pavilion, Kiama.

Council also maintains a business database, and distributes a regular newsletter to keep you updated on upcoming events and funding opportunities.

For more information or to subscribe to the business newsletter contact Council's Economic Development Manager:


Phone (02) 4232 0444.


Kiama and District Chamber of Commerce

Kiama and District Business Chamber is the leading business organisation in the Kiama Municipality. 

It was established over 20 years ago and represents the local business community, offering business opportunities and a range of benefits to its members:

  • United business presence liaising with local, state and federal government.
  • Upholding the interests of the business community within the Kiama Municipality.
  • Valuable networking opportunities.
  • Representation on various Council committees.
  • Education and professional development opportunities.
  • Electronic listing of membership services.

For more information please contact the Kiama and District Business Chambers Executive Officer on 0457 773 064 or email

Tourism After Dark

Destination Kiama offers tourism based businesses connection opportunities at its Tourism After Hours events.

To find out more visit the Destination Kiama website.