Category: Community

10 Aug 2017

Sponsorship: National Ballooning Championship 2017

The Northam Boulevard and Perdaman are proud to support 2017 National Ballooning Championships, a significant event for the community of Northam. 

We wish the pilots all the best for the competition, and welcome new visitors to the exciting shopping and business precinct of Northam. 

03 May 2017

$15 Million Investment Transforms Northam Boulevard Into Regional Hub With Solar Energy At Its Heart

The town of Northam east of Perth is about to undergo a major transformation thanks to a multi-million dollar shopping centre and solar energy investment by Vikas Rambal, Perdaman’s chairman.

Perdaman is making the investment to transform the Northam Boulevard Shopping Centre into a modern shopping and community centre with work getting underway soon.

Today, Minister for Regional Development, Alannah MacTiernan will officially launch the project and unveil the already completed solar powered carpark, which is a first for the state.

 Perdaman’s chairman, Vikas Rambal said it was an exciting day for Northam and also paved the way for future use of solar powered carparks around the state.

“This is a very exciting time for Northam as this re-development breathes new life into a well-known and iconic part of the community,” said Mr Rambal.

“We’re delighted to have the support of Minister MacTiernan which demonstrates the importance the State Government is placing on regional development,” he said.

“It will no doubt provide opportunities for new jobs and be a huge boost to the local economy.”

“Our aim is for the new Northam Boulevard to become the new heart of the town, also giving tourists a place to visit and relax.”

The development includes the merging of Northam Boulevard and Northam Arcade to form a shopping and community hub which includes a new medical centre, revitalised shopping mall and improved retail spaces.

Part of the re-development includes WA’s largest solar power installation. The solar car park involves 900 solar panels being installed on the bitumen carpark.

Developed by Perdaman Advanced Energy, part of Perdaman, Mr Rambal described the solar car park as the “jewel in the crown” of the redevelopment.

“The installation will generate over one million kilowatt hours a year which equates to 40% of the shopping centre’s annual electricity requirements.”

“The new solar car park provides much needed shade for shoppers but also turns the space into a revenue generating piece of infrastructure.”

“It is the first of its kind in Australia and showcases a unique approach to the future of energy here and globally.”

“We have created the largest solar installation in the state and brought the Northam Boulevard Shopping Centre into the solar age.”

“It’s all part of our commitment to transform our shopping centres in regional areas throughout the state.”

“We believe shopping centres like Northam Boulevard can become so much more for local communities.”

“With the introduction of medical centres, childcare facilities and many other community facilities, shopping centres will no longer be for one specific purpose but have many benefits.”

Perdaman acquired the Northam Boulevard shopping centre in 2014 for $14 million with the aim of creating a precinct for the community at the heart of the town.

In the past 2 years, they acquired next door properties and Shire land to create a community friendly hub for the future generations in Northam and surrounding areas.

Perdaman also owns Port Coogee Village Shopping Centre in North Coogee with plans to target other regional centres across the state.

“Regional development and solar energy are our main focus at the moment,” said Mr Rambal.

“There’s never been a better time to invest in solar energy and we are committed to expanding our presence in regional areas.”

“Today we are launching our $15 million re-development of a regional icon and we will continue to invest in regional development throughout this state.”

About Perdaman
Perdaman is a WA based multi-national diversified industrial company operating successful businesses in pharmaceuticals, chemicals, fertilisers and commercial property. Founding Chairman Vikas Rambal and his fellow Directors all have extensive major project experience, and played central roles in the development and construction of the A$700 million Liquid Ammonia Fertiliser plant located on the Burrup Peninsula in the North West of Australia. Diversifying into clean energy aligns with the Group’s mission of “Creating a better tomorrow.”

29 Jan 2017


Vikas Rambal is a proud life-member of the Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Institute, a registered not-for-profit, non-government organisation that provides a forum for Indians living in India and abroad to discuss their business challenges and achievements.

The Institute promotes NRI investment in India and paves the way towards building strong relationships with local government and authorities.

Its members are kept informed through a fortnightly newsletter, magazine and hold international conferences and seminars throughout the year.

28 Jan 2017

Commonwealth Business Forum Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

In 2011, Perth hosted the Commonwealth Business Forum in conjunction with the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, focusing on the theme “Partnering for Global Growth: The Commonwealth, Indian Ocean and the Pacific Rim”.

Perdaman was joined by ANZ, BP, Fortescue Metals, Rio Tinto and Woodside Energy as one of six principal sponsors of the forum, highlighting new global economic partnerships for trade and investment in key sectors across the Commonwealth and beyond.

Mr Vikas Rambal addressed CBF delegates alongside the Hon. Kevin Rudd MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs; and Lord Stephen Green, UK Minister for Trade and Investment in the session titled “Partnering for Global Growth, New Challenges, New Opportunities”. The session was the first of many held over the three day forum, with a host of business and government leaders lending their expertise.

26 Jan 2017

Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA)

In 2008, in a landmark sponsorship agreement, the Rambal Family partnered with the Western Australian Cricket Association and positioned itself as the first ever coach sponsor, supporting the (then) Western Warriors Manager and Head Coach, cricketing legend Tom Moody.

Vikas Rambal established the partnership to give back to the Western Australian community, and to thank Western Australia for their support and kindness shown to the Rambal Family when the Burrup Fertilisers Project was being developed.

20 Dec 2016

Supporting McCusker Alzheimers Research Foundation

The Rambal Family and Perdaman have made a leadership donation to the “Remember Me” campaign, which is raising funds to find a cure and for the ongoing care for people with Alzheimer’s disease.

The campaign is a joint initiative between the McCuskerFoundation for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and Alzheimer’s Australia WA.

The Rambal Family have made their support for the “Remember Me” campaign public in the hope that others in the community will also make a contribution.

03 Aug 2016

2016 Avon River Festival

Northam Boulevard are proud sponsors of the 2016 Avon River Festival. We will be sponsor’s of the Children’s amusements at this year’s event. Make sure to pop over with the kids on Friday to see what’s on offer!

Event map and details

Facebook mention by Visit Northam

FREE Kids Zone sign

30 Jan 2016

Curtin University Partnership

In 2005, Perdaman and Curtin University of Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate on coal gasification research and development.

The agreement is the beginning of a long-term relationship aimed at developing gasification technology and providing an opportunity for students to put theory into practice at a world class gasification facility.

08 Jul 2015

Canteen grant for equipment for the hockey association

The Avon Hockey Association recently received a grant from Perdaman Industries, owners of the Northam Boulevard, to purchase canteen equipment.

Last Saturday morning at Bert Hawke Oval, Loellan Whiteaker from the canteen said the $1900 grant had been beneficial.

“It has gone towards purchasing a new fridge, chip fryers, coffee machines and slow cookers,” she said.

Through the canteen, there is a long-term goal to fundraise money for a new turf for the hockey association. 

Mr Rambal from Perdaman Industries said he and the Northam Boulevard are proud supporters of the local canteen. 

“We are delighted to help the Northam Hockey Association to serve hot coffee and food to players and supporters this winter,” he said.