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Business Competitiveness Program

Program overview The Business Competitiveness Program will assist small and medium manufacturers with an existing presence in Victoria to expand their manufacturing operations and implement new manufacturing technologies and processes that provi...

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Corporate National Tree Day

There are a host of reasons why trees are good for the environment, not least of which is their ability to improve air quality, mask urban noise and beautify surroundings, which helps attract business to the area.  National Tree Day is an opportunity...

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Corporate National Tree Day 2021

Get your business involved in this year's National Tree Day! Friday 23 July 2021 Scoresby Linear Reserve, Cnr Borg Crescent and Ferntree Gully Road, Scoresby (Planting location: Middle section of Scoresby Linear Reserve - Melway Ref: 7...

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Maroondah BizWeek 2021 - Fast Forward

Monday 24 May to Wednesday 2 June 2021   Accelerate your business at Maroondah BizWeek 2021! Maroondah BizWeek 2021 will Fast Forward your business knowledge and skills through online workshops and events. The popular annual program, now in...

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Boronia Facade Upgrade Project

As part of the Boronia Revitalisation Program, a major façade upgrade program is being implemented to assist businesses with upgrades to revamp their shopfront. The central Boronia business area has been chosen for a revitalisation boost, as part o...

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Picnic in The Basin - May 2021

Enjoy a unique, cosy, fully undercover picnic and dining area in The Basin Triangle from Saturday 15 to Sunday 30 May 2021. This outdoor dining area is open to the general public for their personal use (no bookings required). It is the ideal sp...

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SEMMA New Member Evening

SEMMA are pleased to announce their first New Member Networking Event since COVID! All new members who have joined SEMMA over the past year who have not yet attended a New Member event will be invited – it will be their biggest and most diverse yet...

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Small Business Bus 2021 update

On Monday, 3 May 2021 the Small Business Bus is visiting  Mountain Gate Shopping Centre in Ferntree Gully.  For a limited time,  Business Victoria  is offering free 45 minute coaching sessions as part of their Wellbeing and Emotional Health ...

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Business Victoria - New Website

Business Victoria are thrilled to announce the launch of their new look Business Victoria website .  In response to user feedback to make it easier to find the guidance, services and training you need to successfully start, run and transform ...

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Jobs Victoria Fund - now open

The Jobs Victoria Fund is providing $250 million in wage subsidies to assist Victorian businesses to employ at least 10,000 people who are looking for work. If you are a Victorian employer ready to take on new staff, the Jobs Victoria Fund can f...

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Backing Business With New Tech Adoption Support

  The Andrews Labor Government is helping small to medium-size businesses implement digital solutions that improve productivity, drive growth and create jobs through a new funding program. Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital...

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Boosting Female Founders Initiative - Round 2

The Boosting Female Founders Initiative (the Initiative) commenced in 2020 to provide targeted support to female founders of startups to scale into domestic and global markets. The Initiative will also provide expert mentoring and advice to meritor...

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AMGC Commercialisation Fund

What is it? The Australian Government’s $30 million Commercialisation Fund will support Australian manufacturers to turn good ideas into world-beating realities that create more local jobs. The fund, which will be administered by the Advanced Manu...

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Eastern Innovation Coworking Event - 25 March

Victoria’s leading Coworking Operators have come together to form a Think Tank that is reimagining the future of work, disrupting commercial leasing and rebooting the economy in 2021. With 5 initiatives in progress, the first to launch is Melbou...

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Interns in Industry 2021

Connecting Deakin students with local businesses The Deakin Interns in Industry program is returning for 2021. If your business is time or resource poor, or looking to bring fresh ideas and a new perspective into your workplace - the...

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Job Keeper - help is available

With the end of March looming and the JobKeeper Payment Program coming to and end, you may wish to consider Partners in Wellbeing – Support for Small Business as an option. Their financial counsellors and business advisors can assist business owner...

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Business Clean Up Day 2021

Business Clean Up Day was held on Tuesday, 2 March. Clean Up Australia Day Sponsors, SodaStream encourage all Knox businesses, and community groups to register their own clean-up site and make this event bigger and better each year. A big than...

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Available Business Support and Resources

There are many business support services and resources currently available to Knox businesses. We have compiled this page of direct links to Coronavirus (Covid-19) updates, business grant opportunities  and general business support and resources ...

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Small Business Support Toolkits

Business Victoria has been working on remodelling the workshops program through face-to-face, virtual and web-enabled learning pathways. The new program, Small Business Support Toolkits will be delivered through an enhanced business coaching form...

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Cultural Diversity Week 2021

Cultural Diversity Week (CDW) is 21-28 March 2021 . To celebrate Cultural Diversity Week 2021, Knox City Council, in partnership with the Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne) and Welcoming Cities , is excited to host ‘Campfire Conversati...

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Circuit Breaker Action Business Support Package

  Victoria’s business community has been greatly impacted by the global pandemic. To help businesses manage this impact, the Victorian Government has announced a further $143 million package to support eligible businesses impacted by the circuit ...

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COVIDSafe Summer restrictions

Following the Victorian Government's announcement today , the below are links to resources and information updated to help you understand what this means:   Summary of the changes Victorian Government COVID-19 information hub P...

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LGBTIQ+ Needs Analysis

Knox City Council recognises it has an important role to play in supporting and addressing social equity issues affecting marginalised and/or at-risk communities and businesses. We are currently undertaking a needs analysis to better understand the...

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Five Day Lockdown

COVID Business Update Following the Victorian Government's announcement today of a five day lockdown , the below are links to resources and information that will be updated to help you understand what this means:   Summary of the changes...

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Free small business advice

  You can now access your first service offering from the Australian Small Business Advisory Service (ASBAS) program for free. Get help to use digital tools to save you time and money, and grow your business. Learn more       ...

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Jobmaker Hiring Credit

  The JobMaker Hiring Credit is here and is giving businesses and young people impacted by COVID-19 a helping hand. Helping young people secure jobs now will build their skills, improve their career prospects and support Australia's economic recove...

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Telco tips for small businesses

  Telco products and services are more important than ever for businesses. Check out the new Telco tips for small businesses fact sheet to help you make the most of your telco services. Find out more             ...

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JobKeeper Payment extension 2 has started

  The second JobKeeper Payment extension started on 4 January and ends 28 March 2021. Employers can be eligible for the second JobKeeper extension even if they were not eligible for the first extension. To be eligible employers will need to sh...

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New online services for business

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has launched a new service - Online services for business to make it easier for you to interact with the ATO online to manage your tax and super obligations. Learn more             ...

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Stay on top of your cash flow

  During these challenging times, it’s more important than ever to stay on top of your cash flow. The Cash Flow Coaching Kit can help you understand and manage your business’ cash flow, particularly in times of financial stress. The kit contains ea...

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Valentine's Day Business Offers

UPDATE: New restrictions over the next 5 days unfortunately means that Victorians are only allowed to shop for essentials and takeaway or delivered food. Perhaps consider online purchases in your local area this Valentine's Day or saving up your tre...

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Accessing mental health counselling

If you're feeling stressed, worried or overwhelmed, you're not alone – know you can call the Partners in Wellbeing helpline on 1300 375 330 for free and confidential mental health support and financial counselling (weekdays 9am–10pm, weekends 9am–5...

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Being proactive about your wellbeing

Creating your own mental health plan is a way to make sure you have strategies to call on to look after your wellbeing. It’s also an important part of planning for business continuity and resilience.  Visit our website  to get started.  ...

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Changes to insolvency laws

The Australian Government introduced new insolvency processes on 1 January 2021 to strengthen supports for people in small business.  The changes aim to make insolvency processes simpler, less time consuming and less costly, and to let more peo...

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From the Business Victoria Hub...

  5 business trends to expect in 2021 including a greater emphasis on local communities and sustainability, a renewed focus on resilience and risk management and more experimentation from adaptive businesses Free and low-cost w...

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From the Commissioner

Victorian small business owners have shown incredible strength and resilience in responding to the challenges and adapting to the changing circumstances of 2020. As we work on getting through to the other side of the pandemic, I encourage you to stay...

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Making the small business friendly pledge

  With local councils playing a crucial role in supporting small businesses, we're thrilled that Moorabool Shire Council is the latest to officially sign up to our Small Business Friendly Council initiative, joining 43 other councils in making the pl...

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Managing disruption to small business trade

With infrastructure projects happening across the state to meet the needs of our growing communities, it's vital that we take steps to ensure the disruption they cause doesn't put a strain on small business . That's why we're engaging with key stakeh...

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Should I close my small business?

If you’re finding that your small business is no longer viable, you might need to consider closing your business. Making this decision isn’t easy, however, there are resources to help including: guidance on warning signs your business could b...

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Unfair contract terms and how to spot them

Did you know that the Australian Consumer Law protects small business owners from unfair terms in standard form contracts? Unfair terms include ones that: allow only one party to avoid or limit their obligations under the contract allow o...

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COVID 19 Update for Businesses

The Victorian Government encourages business to  check the following: Review and update their COVIDSafe Plan  to ensure compliance, random spot checks are occurring in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.  Ensure fitted  face mas...

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Taking care of your small business

  The Partners in Wellbeing Helpine is here to help small business owners and their employees manage feeling stressed and overwhelmed. These have been challenging times for all Victorians, but if you're a small business owner you've pr...

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Outdoor Dining Permits

You can now apply online for an Outdoor Dining Permit. Hospitality venues can: expand onto footpaths take over on-street car parking space immediately outside their business; or join with neighbouring hospitality businesses to ta...

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Victorian Government QR Code Service

A free QR code service from the Victorian Government is now available for all Victorian businesses and venues. The records help contact tracers in the event a positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) is identified. There are no ongoing costs for busin...

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Bayswater Business Precinct (BBP)

The Bayswater Business Precinct (BBP) is a thriving business and employment community thatis home to over 4,800 businesses and which supports more than 30,000 local jobs. Well known across Australia and internationally for its skills in heavy vehic... (Knox Economic Development)


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New Check In System for Business Across Victoria

Victorian business owners across the state can now access a free QR Code Service which will help make things easy as we continue our economic recovery. The Victorian Government’s QR Code Service can be used by businesses and venues to keep records ...

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Further easing of business restrictions

The Victorian Government has announced the further easing of restrictions in Victoria from 11:59 pm on Sunday 22 November. The following is a high-level summary of some of the key changes for businesses. For more detail on these changes, please see t...

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Tax Breaks to Create Jobs

Victorian businesses will be supported to create more jobs – helping owners, workers and their families as we recover from the pandemic. The efforts of hard-working Victorian businesses have been critical in keeping our state safe – so it’s critica...

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Digital Upskill Workshops

How would you like to kickstart your 2021 by learning more about how to maximise your website, social media and other digital marketing channels?  Knox City Council is excited to be offering a select number of local businesses the opportunity to pa...

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Free Thermometers to Eligible Businesses

The Victorian Government has provided Council with a limited supply of thermometers for local businesses. While thermometers are not mandatory for businesses, temperature checking is a further preventative measure you can take when operating on-sit...

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Assistance Training Package

To assist with the recovery from the impact of COVID-19, the Australian Government is providing support to all employers who engage a new Australian Apprentice. The Australian Government has announced the Boosting Apprenticeship Commencements wage ...

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Support Local Business

                  Business Promotion Valentines Day                                             Outdoor Dining   Be ...

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Are your ABN details up to date?

Emergencies, Government Grants, ABNs and your details Did you know that your ABN is used for more than just invoicing? Updating your ABN details is easily overlooked with the day-to-day demands of running a business, but it really shouldn’t be. ...

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Health and Safety Month - Worksafe

Helping small business owners navigate COVID-19   October is WorkSafe's Heath and Safety Month  – Navigating through COVID-19, which runs until October 27, 2020. Check out a range of free Health & Safety Month webinars that can help you na...

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The JobKeeper Payment has been extended

The JobKeeper Payment has been extended and is available for eligible businesses from 28 September 2020 until 28 March 2021. The key changes include: changes to JobKeeper payment rates for employees based on the total hours each employee w...

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Knox Arts and Cultural Sector Grant Guidelines

This grant was created to support the cultural and creative sectors in Knox, sectors that are heavily reliant on patron numbers, events, festivals and tourism. The funding complements the Sustaining Creative Workers initiative issued by the State Gov...

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Knox Council Mentoring and 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 owners in several specific areas during this time. Free sessions are available wi...

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Knox eCommerce Grant - Guidelines

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 meet the nee...

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FREE Infection Control Skill Set Online Courses

Box Hill Institute has developed 3 on-line courses (Skill Set) on behalf of the Victorian Government to directly respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These three Infection Control Skill Sets are free for delivery to customer-facing employe...

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Creative Activation Fund applications open

Creative Activation Fund  seeks to support the development and delivery of creative projects that can increase visitation and have strong potential to become cultural tourist attractions. Creative activation projects that can be supported include, ...

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Support for Victorian hospitality businesses

There is assistance available for Victorian hospitality businesses impacted by restrictions put in place to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). CBD Small Hospitality Grant The CBD Small Hospitality Grants are part of the Victorian ...

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Is it time your business goes digital?

Pondering the Pivot - podcast With so many Australian businesses in a Covid-19 holding pattern, is now the time right for digital transformation? Listen to the ponderings of two facilitators from the Entrepreneurs' Programme, Tony Shannon and Ro...

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Create a COVID safe workplace

Stage 4 restrictions are now in place for metropolitan Melbourne and Stage 3 restrictions are now in place for regional Victoria and Mitchell Shire. These restrictions are designed to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Every workplace pe...

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Massons Healthcare switches to online

Anton and Kris Karak have more than 25 years of business experience in providing clinical and wholesale orthotic and prosthetic products and services. Massons Healthcare was established in 2003 in Melbourne when Anton and Kris acquired George W Mas...

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Signex creates new COVID range

Bayswater signage manufacturer, Signex Group, lost 70 per cent of its business when event organisers drew a red line through their events earlier this year. The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show, the Grand Prix and major golf tournamen...

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Recovery

We're here to help your business adapt and build resilience through these challenging times. It is our priority to support the recovery of our community and local economy, by providing a range of relief measures for businesses, and support initiative...

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New TTHA $18.5M aged care wing

Following an $18.5 million investment, Tabulam and Templer Homes for the Aged (TTHA) in Bayswater recently opened a brand new 54-bed state-of-the-art residential aged care wing. Three years in the making,  this luxurious aged care accommodation is ...

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Free energy advice can save big dollars

The Australian Energy Foundation (AEF) is the leading for-purpose national energy foundation that collaborates to create a zero-carbon society and a better life for all Australians. In visiting AEF’s website, businesses (and householders) can get...

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BBP Connect and BBP Jobs launched

Two communications initiatives have been launched in recent months specifically to help businesses remain competitive and sustain growth. The Bayswater Business Precinct (BBP) is a thriving business and employment community that is home to 4,800...

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One-Stop Shop For New Major Projects Portal

MEDIA RELEASE - 24 July 2020 The Victorian Government is launching a new online portal to help the construction sector find more opportunities to be part of major project delivery across Victoria. The online Victorian Major Projects Pipeline was...

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Extension of the JobKeeper Payment

The Australian Government has announced changes to payment rates under the JobKeeper including an extension through to 28 March 2021. Support will be targeted to businesses and not-for-profits that continue to be significantly impacted by the coron...

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Face masks in the workplace

From 11.59pm on Wednesday 22 July, people living in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire are required to wear a face covering when leaving home for one of the four permitted reasons, including in the workplace.  A face covering needs to cover bo...

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Digital Innovation Futures Victoria

Connecting people and ideas online Digital Innovation Festival - DIF2020 – will run virtually state-wide from 21 August to 4 September 2020. The DIF2020 Festival is a curated program of events that showcases emerging tech, promotes jobs of the...

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More Survival Support For Victorian Businesses

MEDIA RELEASE - 10 JULY 2020   The Victorian Government will provide more support to help businesses and workers through to the other side of the coronavirus pandemic. The Government has announced a $534 million Business Support Package – the ...

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Premier's Sustainability Awards 2020

Entries open for the Premier’s Sustainability Awards 2020 The Premier’s Sustainability Awards celebrates Victorians who are leading the way to a sustainable future. Whether playing a role in Victoria’s transformation to a circular economy by enc...

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13 ATO tips to get ready for tax time 2020

2020 has been a very challenging time for businesses, with coronavirus (COVID-19), bushfires and drought taking an unprecedented toll on many. While tax and super may not be on the top of your mind during these times, the ATO want to make it as eas...

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Swinburne Advanced Apprenticeships Pilot - EOI

Swinburne has been selected by the  Australian Government, Department of Education, Skills and Employment  to run a Pilot Project on Advanced Apprenticeships, focussing on Manufacturing and Industry 4.0. The Advanced Apprenticeship Pilot is for SME...

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ATO Small Business Webinars

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) as split their current free small business webinar series into different session topics that cover both general and industry-specific areas of tax obligations. Each session runs for approximately 45 to 60 minutes....

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COSBOA Small Business Relief Fund

Applications are open for one week only: apply now! Applications close at 5:00pm (AEST) on Monday, 1 June 2020   COSBOA is offering grants to Australian small businesses adversely affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These grants...

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Council provides a boost to local recovery

A further $2 million will be invested in services and programs to spearhead local community and economic recovery and boost support for those most impacted by COVID-19. Knox City Council Mayor, Nicole Seymour said the new package will accelerate re...

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Knox Business Life Issue 61, April 2018

  Knox Business Life Issue 61, April 2018 In this Issue you will find: Nitto moves to Knox Homewood apprentice wins Skill/jobs pop-up at Knox Fest Mayor's message Siemens code camp for kids    Tell us what you thin...

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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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Business community helps on Tree Day

Knox City Council has once again hosted a successful Corporate National Tree Day planting event. Held in July, more than 1,000 grasses, shrubs and trees were planted at Ferny Creek Reserve in Upper Ferntree Gully, contributing to the habitat and fo...

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Excellence Award for Peter Chaffey

Peter Chaffey has received the EDA Award for Excellence - Agent of Change - for his pioneering work in developing and delivering a host of projects that have driven innovation and change over the past 35 years. Economic Development Australia (EDA) ...

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Solar 4 RVs makes award shortlist

The My Business Awards is the longest-standing business awards program in Australia and identifies and acknowledges the achievements of Australia’s best business operators. Winners of these prestigious awards represent the best of the best and in t...

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Closing the manufacturing divide

At a time when technology has a huge bearing over the industry’s future, Australia’s manufacturers are running at different paces. Mark Dingley, Matthews Australasia’s newly appointed CEO, discusses the implications for an industry stuck in two minds...

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New leaders take the helm at Knox City Council

Newly elected Knox City Council Mayor, Cr John Mortimore, has previewed a year of growth and delivery—thanking his colleagues for their faith in his leadership. Mayor Mortimore said he was thrilled to be elected to the role at a meeting of Council ...

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Women on the Go Forum another full house

The 2017 Women on the Go Forum and Expo on 25 August did not disappoint the packed room at Knox City Council's municipal offices. A varied mix of exhibitors bordered the room offering everything from photography and women’s fitness to a youth servi...

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A revitalised Bayswater Village

The transformation of Bayswater Village is nearing completion. This renewal started in 2016 with the removal of the level crossings at both Mountain Highway and Scoresby Road. The works included the construction of a premium train station built s...

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Planning for Henderson Road bridge underway

Knox City Council will be constructing a new road bridge linking Henderson Road North to Henderson Road South. Planning for the bridge across Corhanwarrabul Creek is well underway and when construction is completed in June 2019, the bridge will: ...

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