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Serving up skills in hospitality

December 2nd, 2021|

Having difficulty recruiting hospitality staff? There is good news for food businesses struggling to fill positions. To help address local staff shortages, Chisholm TAFE is delivering a 4-day basic hospitality skills-set program for both young and [...]

Local tourism shines bright

November 24th, 2021|

The Victorian Tourism Industry Council has announced the long awaited finalists for this year’s Victorian Tourism Awards. For over 30 years the Victorian Tourism Awards have showcased and recognised the state’s leaders in tourism excellence. [...]

Mornington Peninsula’s vines declared phylloxera free

November 24th, 2021|

Mornington Peninsula wine region has today been declared free from the significant grapevine pest, phylloxera. The Minister for Agriculture Mary-Ann Thomas announced the achievement today, congratulating the regional industry association, Mornington Peninsula Wine and Mornington [...]

Victorian Businesses Gain Fresh Digital Talent

November 12th, 2021|

More than 70 leading organisations across Victoria have welcomed new digital talent to their teams this month, using a landmark Government program that is equipping mid-career workers with in-demand digital skills. The Andrews Labor Government’s [...]

Victorian COVIDSafe Business Awards now open

November 4th, 2021|

The Victorian COVIDSafe Business Awards recognises industry leaders who have been exemplars in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic and have demonstrated innovative and commendable COVID-19 safety and compliance strategies and measures. The awards aim [...]

Construction Grants – Now Open

October 19th, 2021|

The Victorian Government’s Business Costs Assistance Program Round Four – Construction provides one-off payments to eligible employing and non-employing businesses in the construction sector that were operating in the following local government areas at the [...]

Creative Worker Grants – Now Open

October 19th, 2021|

The Sustaining Creative Workers initiative is now open for applications. The $5 million program is open to applicants across the state, working in all creative disciplines – including dancers, musicians, writers, visual artists, fashion designers and [...]

Outdoor Activation Voucher Program

October 19th, 2021|

The Victorian Government has announced the $14.5 million COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Voucher Program to provide more than 7,000 Victorian businesses, community organisations, not-for-profits and trader associations with $2,000 grants when they spend at least that [...]

Keep cups are okay!

September 30th, 2021|

There is increasing demand for food businesses to provide take away foods in reusable containers that have been provided by customers. This includes using a Keep Cup for takeaway coffee or using glass or [...]

Speaking to staff about vaccination

September 23rd, 2021|

The state government have now released some advice for businesses concerned about how to approach staff vaccinations. Read the flier for some answers to FAQs Vaccine - Business A4 2pp Flyer (1) For further information [...]

New restrictions for the Construction Sector

September 21st, 2021|

Details of the Construction sector shut down from 21 September can be found on the Victorian Government Coronavirus (Covid19) website Construction sector guidance | Coronavirus Victoria A COVID-19 disaster payment is available to help workers [...]

Roadmap to re-opening

September 20th, 2021|

Victoria’s new Roadmap to Deliver the National Plan  released on Sunday (19th) sets out a path to opening over the next few weeks and months. The Roadmap has been developed based on expert modelling from [...]

Council endorses $2m COVID-19 Grants program

September 15th, 2021|

The many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic have continued throughout 2021 and our residents have now faced more than 200 days in lockdown resulting in ongoing financial stress and impacts on wellbeing. As part of Council’s $10 million recovery package adopted [...]

Vaccinate to reactivate local business

September 15th, 2021|

Coffee catch ups with your friends. Browsing the local shops. Seeing live music at the pub. Catching a new art exhibition. Finally getting that kitchen renovation done. We’re all dreaming of the things we miss [...]

Outdoor dining returns this summer!

September 9th, 2021|

Key shopping strips in towns across the Peninsula will open up for more outdoor retail and dining to help our local businesses bounce back from lockdown. We are bringing back footpath dining and parklets throughout [...]