Sixty27 was borne of a need. The need to encourage local talent and entrepreneurship. The need for economic self-sufficiency in a locality far removed from the Perth CBD. The need to provide small businesses in the northern corridor with a place to grow, develop and thrive. West Coast Institute and the City of Joondalup began working on finding a solution for this need in August 2013. The City had just committed to its Digital City Strategy and what started as a joking comment about the beautiful, wasted, lakeside vista on the West Coast Institute Campus soon became the basis for the creation of a coworking space that would become Sixty27. We hope to curate a willing community of creators, innovators and collaborators who see potential in their own backyard and are willing to invest in making Joondalup, Wanneroo and all it’s surrounds into the best it can be.