Case Study

Thriving community great for business

Narrogin businessman Chris Fleay believes the town is a flourishing regional centre which offers wide appeal to local businesses and families alike.

Mr Fleay said the facilities and opportunities in Narrogin were second to none. Excellent local schools, boarding accommodation and high-quality sporting facilities were a big drawcard for families living in outlying towns and this created an excellent market for local business.

"There is certainly a lot of potential for small business in Narrogin because the town has such a big drawcard in its excellent facilities for people to come here for sporting and education purposes," Mr Fleay said. "of course, when the children come here, their families join them and that creates a really good community atmosphere".

Mr Fleay purchased Narrogin Newsagency 15 years ago and in that time has seen his small business grow strongly.

The newsagency is located in the town centre and is an agent for Lotterywest, has a wide range of greeting cards, stationery, magazines and newspapers. It also offers a newspaper delivery service.