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Local café reopens to the public

After the impacts of closing during Melbourne lockdowns Changing Seasons Café has made a successful come back into the community. Located in Bayswater, the Tabulam and Templer Homes for the Aged Cafe is also open to the general public. With a new che...

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The new matriarchs of family business

The days of male-line primogeniture (where the eldest son inherits the entire estate) are waning, as a result of generational shifts in attitudes, and simple demographics. Discover some of the reasons for “The New Matriarchs” of family businesses and... ()


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eCommerce Grant 2022

  This grant was created to support existing businesses in Knox to build their online eCommerce presence and capability including website, social media and other online marketing channels. Successful grant recipients will be able to better me...

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Living Local Fund - Applications now open

The Our Suburbs: Living Local Fund is now open for applications! More Melburnians are working and recreating in their local suburbs. The $15 million fund will support Melbourne’s thriving metropolitan communities through the delivery of two grant p...

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Looking for digital talent?

Digital Jobs is supporting 5,000 talented mid-career Victorians to train and transition into digital careers. Large and small businesses across all sectors are already accessing this great new talent pool and yours can too.   Find out more ...

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Business Victoria: Business Planning Tool

The business planning tool helps you solve immediate challenges and build strong habits. Businesses that plan ahead and track their progress are more likely to succeed. We'll help you plan for the future and keep you on track to achieve your goals ...

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Renewable energy for business

We are helping medium to large businesses, transition to renewable energy by establishing the Business Renewable Buying Group. Businesses interested in renewable energy are invited to a free webinar on 23 June. In Knox, the industrial sector accoun...

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Small Business Victoria: Event Planner

The Small Business  is a guided planning tool to help anyone organise an event or festival in Victoria. It brings together up-to-date resources and information on each step of the process; from the permits you need to apply for to available grants an...

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Digital Upskills Program

Knox City Council is proud to present the 2022 Digital Upskills Program. Register Now This unique program focuses on providing practical digital marketing know-how to the small to medium businesses of Knox. We want to set you up for succe...

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Women Leading Locally

The Victorian Government is inviting women to apply for their Women Leading Locally program to develop leadership skills and campaign as candidates in council elections. Applications close 28 June 2022. A total of 120 places will be offered in th...

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Networking Boronia Businesses

The Boronia Revitalisation Board is hosting a networking event for Boronia traders. This event will help traders develop and build connections in the Boronia business community. Earlier in the year, Boronia traders were invited to complete a surv...

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Transforming Knox Retail Centres

Local streetscape and amenity have been enhanced at our retail centres to support business activation. Beautification works and amenity upgrades have been completed across 6 retail centres in Knox: Scoresby Shopping Village Mountain Gate...

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Small Business Ventilation Program

Funding for public-facing small businesses to purchase equipment and upgrades to improve ventilation and reduce the spread of COVID-19 and boost customer confidence. Good ventilation is important because COVID-19 is airborne and primarily spread be...

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Wage subsidies to support businesses

Wage subsidies of up to $20,000 per employee are available now, to support businesses to hire new staff or increase hours for current workers. If you are a Victorian employer, the Jobs Victoria Fund can financially support you to employ people who ...

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Business Spotlight: Super Mande Percussion

  'Super Mande Percussion' African Drumming Academy & Performance is a centre of West African music, culture, drumming and dance, based in Bayswater Melbourne and operating throughout Australia. Run by Mady Keita , an authentic and ren...

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Energy Savers Program

Lead by EAGA (Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action) Energy Savers are helping businesses to upgrade appliances and lights with Government subsidies. Businesses located in participating Council areas can register with Energy Savers to receive fr...

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Knox Community Safety Forum

Knox City Council has been successful in receiving a Victorian State Government Empowering Communities grant funded by the Department of Justice and Community Safety.  Knox City Council are inviting businesses/traders to attend the Knox Empowering ...

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AUSPACK Exhibition

AUSPACK is the southern hemisphere’s largest and most prestigious event on the processing and packaging calendar, bringing together thousands of leaders to experience world –class equipment, technology and solutions.  AUSPACK 2022 is perfectly time...

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Detox Your Home Based Business

It’s time to clean those unwanted household chemicals out of your shed, cupboard and from under your sink. You can dispose of them safely at Sustainability Victoria’s Detox Your Home event in Knoxfield. Registrations are essential. Collected item...

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Public art in Ferntree Gully Village

Knox Council has embarked on a public art planning process for Ferntree Gully Village and we would like your feedback.  You can help us understand your vision for Ferntree Gully Village and identify opportunities for art by filling out the Have You...

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Interns in Industry 2022

Connecting Deakin students with local businesses The Deakin Interns in Industry program has returned for 2022. If your business is time or resource poor, or looking to bring fresh ideas and a new perspective into your workplace - then i...

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Creating mentally healthy workplaces

The COVID19 pandemic has put extra stress on many businesses. When you work alone or in small teams, some challenges are harder to manage. They include: not always having someone to speak to about concerns you have working long hours ...

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Manufacturing Futures Forum

Presented by the Manufacturing Futures Research Institute at Swinburne. A monthly forum exploring future directions that will drive innovation and transformation of Australia’s Manufacturing Industry. Featuring keynote presentations, this interac...

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New LED lights for Dorset Square carpark

Works to replace carpark lights in Dorset Square with energy efficient LEDs will start from 21st March. The lighting upgrades are scheduled over 2 to 4 nights to minimise disruption in the area. A total of 39 lights will be replaced in Dorset Squ...

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Waterman Part-Time Office Space Opportunity

Watermans have new items on offer this month suited for teams of 2-5 people at their Caribbean Park (Scoresby) and Eastland (Ringwood) locations.  These may just be the perfect first office space if you are expanding your business, or a great satel...

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Upgrade to Scoresby Village

New community dining areas are coming to Scoresby Shopping Village to further support business recovery. Council received $300,000 through the COVID Safe Outdoor Activation Fund from the Victorian Government to expand our existing business recover...

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Outdoor Activation Resources

As part of the Victorian State Government COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Fund 2021, Knox City Council has received funding to help transform more outdoor areas in and around Retail Activity Centres to encourage residents to get out and support their lo...

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Single-use plastics ban

Plastic pollution harms our health, wildlife, and the environment Single-use plastic drinking straws, cutlery, plates, drink-stirrers, expanded polystyrene food and drink containers, and cotton bud sticks will be banned from sale or supply in Vict...

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Energising our local retailers

Share feedback on how we can help re-invigorate our local retail centres.  Have your say on the draft Retail Activation Strategy  by 25 February 2022. We have developed a draft Retail Activation Strategy in collaboration with our business co...

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Partners in Wellbeing Helpline

As part of the Victorian Government’s $26 million Wellbeing and Mental Health Support program for small businesses, the Partners in Wellbeing Helpline offers free and confidential one on one access to wellbeing coaches, financial counsellors and bus...

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Move Your Way Knox

Do you run or lead a physical activity program in the city of Knox?  We are looking for local business owners or leaders of sports clubs/activities to volunteer to deliver a free session for our local community as part of our new program, Move Your W...

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Immerse 2021

Immerse 2021 is a vibrant festival celebrating the arts in unexpected places. From mid-November, the City of Knox will transform into a living art gallery. This year, the program is offered in a hybrid format, allowing both online and in-person ...

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Knox Community Welfare Fund (Knox Gives)

The Knox Community Welfare Fund, Knox Gives, relies on generous contributions from businesses and individuals who are passionate about assisting those in the Knox Community experiencing hardship, isolation and social disadvantage.  The Knox Com...

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Protecting our green areas

Following community consultation in March and April 2020, City Strategy & Planning have developed the draft Green Areas and Rural Strategy (GARS). The project aims to: gather evidence and develop a better understanding of the values and pri...

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Resources to help your business re-open

Victoria is reopening, in line with the Roadmap to Delivering the National Plan . This means that from Friday 22 October 2021, people over the age of 16 must show they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of entry to some businesse...

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Global Advisory Program for business innovation

Take your new innovation to market with Eastern Innovation’s (EI) experienced ecosystem of advisors.  Eastern Innovation ’s Advisors help businesses grow by guiding their new innovation to product and market fit. Using their specialised career ex...

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Boosting Coworking Voucher Program

Access Coworking Spaces and Meeting Rooms in the Eastern Metro Region   What is the Boosting Coworking Voucher Program? The Victorian Government, through Eastern Metropolitan Partnerships have supported Flexible Workspace Australia (FWA) to d...

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Small-Scale and Craft Program

Stream three of Small-Scale and Craft Program focuses on creating unique visitor or ongoing tourism experiences that involve and are directly linked to multiple small-scale and craft agribusinesses Applications for Stream Three under the Small-Scal...

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Stringybark Snippets

Stringybark Snippets is taking place until 17 October 2021 on the  Knox Arts and Events Facebook page .  Stringybark Festival is an annual event celebrating all things homemade, home grown and upcycled in the City of Knox. This much loved community...

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National Safe Work Month

October is National Safe Work Month

October is National Safe Work Month—a time to commit to building a safe and healthy workplace. Safe Work Australia asks business owners, workers and employers across Australia to commit to safe and healthy workplaces for all Australians. Being hea...

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Pop-up vaccination clinic: 8-10 October 2021

Fairhills High School is hosting a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic where the local community can get vaccinated. You can walk in to get vaccinated. No bookings are required. The clinic is providing first and second dose vaccinations.   F...

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Victoria backs the State's Construction Industry

The  Victorian Government has announced a $196.6 million support package  of cash grants for thousands of construction operators most affected by lockdown restrictions as the industry prepares to reopen next week. The package will enable support fo...

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COVID Concierge service for business

Business owners needing support with COVIDSafe requirements, can get one-on-one help through our COVID Concierge service. This new service is designed to help businesses stay safe and open for our community, and local economy. Our dedicated COVID...

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ATO webinars for Small Businesses

The  Australian Taxation Office (ATO) offers  free  webinars for small businesses to improve skills and knowledge in running a small business. Some of these webinars are available in  Chinese ,  Arabic  and  Vietnamese . There are general topics t...

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Tackling Ageism in the Workplace

As people live longer many will choose or need to work longer. There are many benefits to continuing to work as we get older including a sense of purpose, independence, dignity and social connectedness. Research shows that age-diverse workplaces, w...

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Apply now: Commercial Landlord Hardship Fund 3

Applications are now open for the Victorian Government’s Commercial Landlord Hardship Fund 3. The program offers grants to small landlords who are doing the right thing by waiving rent for their tenants as part of the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme...

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Free Financial Mentoring and Commercial Advice

Commercial Advice COVID-19 has created major disruptions to businesses that may have long-term impacts. The Mentoring and Commercial Advice Program has been created to support business in their recovery efforts. Free sessions are available with q... ()

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MDLC a Learn Local Legend

Victorians who have made a significant impact on the lives of others through community education have been recognised at the 2017 Victorian Learn Local Awards. The awards recognise the inspirational efforts of learners, practitioners and training p...

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Alliances

We engage with the following Alliances.

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Energy Savers and Solar Savers for businesses

  A Local Government initiative making energy efficiency easy. Solar Savers is a long running program and is now open to the business community. From now on not just residents but businesses as well will be able to register their interest at ...

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