What is BISEP?
The Bowraville Innovative Social Enterprises Precinct (BISEP) is a network of people who can hear ideas and explore employment or collaborative opportunities in a welcoming and supportive environment.
BISEP provides a place for community, industry, mentors, entrepreneurs and small, medium or large businesses to connect with job seekers, schools and school-leavers, agencies, TAFE, and other training providers. BISEP encourages employment opportunities, innovative and unconventional business ideas, skills development, community collaboration, support and mentoring.


BISEP promotes wellbeing in Bowraville through purposeful employment and community cohesion. We provide advice, create links to industry and expertise, facilitate community collaboration, build capacity and skills, with a view to creating employment opportunities, enterprise development and an improved Bowraville economy.  We are the link between local businesses and the future generations of job seekers.


BISEP’s Vision

Our vision is “To improve the quality of life for the people of Bowraville and the wider community.”


BISEP’s Statement of Purpose

Our statement of purpose is to “Build capacity in the community to create meaningful engagement and employment opportunities.”


BISEP Touchpoints

Touchpoints are the values and ethics that bind us together in our work.  They guide us in our decision-making and actions.  They shape our interactions with each other and our stakeholders.  

  • Cultural Safety – We are inclusive of all people within our community, acknowledging that we connect on Gumbaynggirr Country, we honour the traditional custodians and the relationship between land, people and culture – we embrace difference to bring about change.
  • Vision and Bravery – Through Vision and Bravery we support our community in leadership, innovation, being proactive with our work and operations to promote personal, professional development, success and wellbeing.
  • Collaboration – We Collaborate by establishing meaningful relationships with community, organisations and individuals, with a focus on working together to achieve outcomes that benefit our community holistically.
  • Trustworthiness –  Our relationships are built on trust and accountability with a focus on reciprocation and integrity.

BISEP Objectives

Our Objectives fall under three categories:

Community – we seek partnership opportunities to build the capacity of already existing entities for the health and well-being of our community.

Employment – we scope and develop tangible social enterprise ideas and identify ways of being a resource to existing businesses and entrepreneurs, to increase employment opportunities.

Youth Development – we identify projects with business potential and support initiatives that benefit the youth in our community.  


BISEP Structure

BISEP is an incorporated association and is developing a governance structure that is inclusive with non hierarchal processes.

We operate currently with a core group that are engaged and commit their time at a deeper level. There are others who are also engaged around specific issues and projects. Being a member of BISEP is about engaging at a level that supports the individual, organisation or business.

How do you become a member?
We encourage people to connect with BISEP from all different channels, some will be there to help others, some themselves, some both. People, organisations and businesses connect at levels they are able to connect at.
BISEP is owned by the community and is held in this space by a core crew of people who create these platforms for engagement. There is a small membership fee. If you are interested in engaging with BISEP and becoming a member, contact us or come along to one of our meetings.

How does BISEP work with Individuals/ Organisations/ Businesses?
BISEP walks alongside individuals, organisations and businesses to assist them in the way they function and operate wherever possible. BISEP is not there to push or pull, but connect and support where we are able to. 
We are not there to compete, but rather hold space for entities to reach their full potential and to adapt where needed to improve the functionality of their operations.