|4th August 2020|
Welcome to the latest monthly Business e-newsletter.
As regional Victoria will move to Stage 3 restrictions this Thursday, we will continue to offer as much support as we can to keep you updated with the latest business news and support initiatives.
We understand the disturbances these new restrictions will cause to your business but remember it's for the greater good and we'll get through this together.
If you need someone to talk to about the new restrictions and its impact on your business, please contact us.
|COVID -19 Response|
From 11:59 pm Wednesday 5th August, Regional Victoria will move to a stage three (3) lockdown.
For a summary of the Stage 3 restrictions, please read this document on the Council website.To stay updated on council services visit - http://www.moyne.vic.gov.au/Emergencies/Coronavirus-COVID-19
Employers must notify WorkSafe of COVID -19 Cases
Under the new regulations, employers are now required to notify WorkSafe immediately when they become aware a worker has received a confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnosis. Failing to notify WorkSafe under section 38 of the OHS Act can lead to fines of up to $39,652 (240 penalty units) for an individual or $198,264 (1200 penalty units) for a body corporate. To notify WorkSafe of a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) diagnosis, employers or self-employed persons should call the WorkSafe advisory service on 13 23 60 or complete the Covid – 19 reporting form on the WorkSafe website.
For more information on the latest updates on COVID response and support for business, please visit the Council website.
|Business Adaptation Service|
|Council is seeking to engage suitably qualified and experienced professional consultants for a range of services to provide mentoring and assistance to Moyne businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of the Business Adaptation Service is to:|
The appointed consultants need to be able to provide the consultancy service over a six month period commencing 1st September 2020. For tender documents and further information, please contact Michelle Grainger (03) 55587860 or visit the Council website here - http://www.moyne.vic.gov.au/Your-Council/Tenders. Applications will close by 2 PM on Friday, 14th , August 2020.
|Business Support Fund - Expansion|
|Energy Efficient Communities Program – Small Business Grants|
To be eligible you must:
|Tourism Accommodation Support Program|
|Free Membership Program for Tourism Businesses|
|Free Victorian Chamber of Commerce Membership|
|Victorian Country Market|
Take a trip through the best Victoria has to offer in one huge market by clicking on the link - https://viccm.rechargevic.com.au/
Explore some of the products currently listed for the Great South Coast region here and if you are a local producer and would like your products to be listed on the site, please contact Jennifer Thomas, Economic Development Officer on 03 55680573
Design and Grow Your Digital Presence
A new eight (8) week comprehensive program, Design and Grow your Digital Presence delivered by LaTrobe University is now available on Upskilll my Business for free. Virtual expert workshops and online learning modules include:
Application close 10th August. To register, please visit https://upskill.business.vic.gov.au/upskill/design-and-grow-your-digital-presence/
|Better for Moyne Campaign|
Council is running a sustainability campaign to increase awareness about sorting waste that goes into your kerbside bin and having 'zero glass in your yellow bin'.
Key Campaign messages:
|For further information about our service or if you need help with accessing any of the resources provided, please contact Council's Economic Development Team:|