Cross Border Advisory (Business Expansion Services)

Padang-Fremantle Sister City Framework

Padang-Fremantle Sister City Framework

AIA 2016 Road Show

Access Indonesia Australia Pty Ltd (AIA) supports the Indonesian Consulate General Perth office and economic consul staff to develop framing and governance of the City of Padang and Fremantle Sister City Framework in 2017

AIA involvement is part of the City of Padang trading affairs advisory support since October 2016. AIA has also supports others state government’s and has carried out a road show in 2016 vising Lombok, Bandung, Semarang, Padang, Bintan among others to help promoting their cultural exchange and trading affairs with Australia.

AIA visit City of Padang Government and Major, Mr. Mahyeldi Ansharullah in October 2016

Sister City Relationship Background

City of Padang investment board and integrated services division (BPMPTSP) has been pursuing investment opportunities and promoting the tourism campaign to Australia.

The investment focus is underpinned by the Friendship City relationship between City of Padang and City of Fremantle since 1996. As alternative to a formal Sister City relationship, the friendship agreement have established adequate greeting and sharing activities between the two cities

Recent improvements (2015-2016) in investment and licensing urge the intention to elevate the friendship relationship into a formal Sister City relationship and to increase trading volumes for both cities.

AIA has been supporting the initial framing of Padang-Fremantle Sister City relationship to ensure greater benefits for City of Padang and Indonesia since October 2016.

The outcomes of the government visit in November 2016 which was held at Fremantle Town Hall Center (Council Chambers) highlight some of the key discussions to elevate the 20 years relationship to more formal one, focusing on the cattle trading, fishery trading and investment, education exchanges, and port tourism including direct port-to-port relationship.

Both AIA and the Consulate General Perth office are invited to advise the Sister City relationship framing.

AIA and City of Padang Government visit City of Fremantle staff and major, Dr. Brad Pettitt in November 2016