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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 [...]

Now open: Investment Support Grants – Packaging

August 30th, 2021|

Sustainability Victoria are launching round two of the Investment Support Grants – Packaging on behalf of the Victorian Government. The fund supports small and medium enterprises (SMEs), not for profits (NFPs) and social enterprises to pursue packaging [...]

Further rent relief for commercial tenants

August 25th, 2021|

The Victorian Government has locked in further relief for commercial tenants  with new regulations finalised as part of the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme. The scheme will help small and medium-sized businesses with an annual turnover [...]

Changes to lockdown restrictions August 21

August 21st, 2021|

Due to the ongoing level of community transmission restrictions have changed again for Victoria. For Metropolitan Melbourne (including the Mornington Peninsula) the changes include: All childcare centres and kinders across Victoria will be closed except [...]

More Council support for local business

August 19th, 2021|

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has also endorsed a new financial hardship policy and reduced or waived $1 million worth of fees for local businesses, community groups and individuals doing it tough due to COVID-19. Selected [...]

Changes to lockdown restrictions 16 August

August 16th, 2021|

Due to the ongoing level of community transmission of coronavirus in Victoria, the current lockdown across Melbourne will be extended and a curfew will be put in place across metropolitan Melbourne. From tonight (16th August) [...]

Small Business COVID Hardship Fund Applications

August 16th, 2021|

The Small Business COVID Hardship Fund provides $10,000 grants for eligible small and medium businesses that have experienced a reduction in turnover of at least 70 per cent.  Applications for the fund are open until [...]

Lockdown extended another seven days

August 11th, 2021|

Due to the current level of community transmission of coronavirus in Victoria from the recent New South Wales (NSW) incursions, the current lockdown across Melbourne will be extended for another seven days. Victoria’s Chief Health [...]

New Small Business Commissioner appointed

August 11th, 2021|

Business owners will have a new Small Business Commissioner to help resolve disputes and provide advice, with Lynda McAlary-Smith appointed to the role. An experienced public service executive with a history of supporting the small [...]

Strengthening our disability workforce

August 6th, 2021|

With growing demand for disability support workers, the Andrews Labor Government is rolling out a new campaign to help develop a strong and skilled disability workforce – to support all Victorians to get the help [...]

Seven day lockdown to keep Victorians safe

August 6th, 2021|

Due to the COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours – suspected to be the highly infectious Delta variant – Victoria will enter a state-wide lockdown for seven days from 8:00pm tonight, Thursday 5 [...]

Rent relief guaranteed for commercial tenants

August 5th, 2021|

The Andrews Labor Government is ensuring eligible tenants are provided with rent relief, with legislation to reintroduce the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme passing in Parliament today. Businesses that have experienced a loss in turnover of [...]