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What's in this edition - October 2022

October 2022 Victorian Floods Business Support
New Plan to Grow and Prosper Corangamite
Social Media Workshop
Camperdown Production Precinct - Have Your Say
Producers: Drought Resilience Planning Workshop
Corangamite Shire 2023 Community Awards
Flood Recovery Hotline: 1800 560 760
Call for help with navigating support, clean-up, temporary accommodation, mental health and wellbeing support. Open every day from 7.30 am – 7.30 pm.

Business Victoria: 13 22 15

For all business relief flood information, grants and support.
Small Business Immediate Flood Relief Program is supporting businesses directly affected by the Victorian flood events that commenced in October 2022. There are two streams of support available under this program: Immediate flood relief grant & Business Relief Service.

Small Business Immediate Flood Relief Program | Business Victoria

Partners in Wellbeing Helpline: 1300 375 330
Mental health support.

Rural Financial Counselling Service Free: 1300 771 741
Independent financial advice and support. 
Rural Financial Counselling Network (rfcsnetwork.com.au)

Small Business Mentoring Service:1300 816 817
One on one business relief advice for small business. Small Business Mentoring Service - SBMS


Rural Finance: 1800 260 425
For Primary Producer support - Clean-Up Relief Grant ($10,000), Concessional Loan ($250,000) and Transport Subsidies ($15,000).
Floods | Emergency management | Farm management | Agriculture Victoria

Services Victoria: 1300 650 172

For individuals seeking support - Disaster Recovery Payment (lump sum) and Disaster Recovery Allowance (up to 13 weeks income support).
Victorian Floods, October 2022 - Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment - Services Australia

Community Sport Emergency Flood Assistance 
One-off grants for replacement, damaged or destroyed items ($5,000).
Community Sport Emergency Flood Assistance Program - Sport and Recreation Victoria

Additionally, please contact the team here to help support your business 03 5593 7100.
We have a complete Victorian Flood Emergency guide available and can provide via email, please contact us on ecodev@corangamite.vic.gov.au
October 2022 Flood Recovery | Victorian Government (www.vic.gov.au)
A new plan to ‘Grow and Prosper Corangamite’ will bring together economic development, tourism, arts and culture and events and festivals strategies. 

Council staff will work with the community and industry sectors to determine exactly what businesses, artists and other stakeholders aspire to and how we can make it happen. The Framework will contain specific action plans for six key areas:
  • the visitor economy
  • creative industries
  • circular economy
  • events and festivals
  • population attraction and retention and
  • specific industry sectors (agriculture, manufacturing, building, health, education, small business, retail etc).
The framework will be looking at what exists and trends that are affecting each key area, use real time data to prepare for risks and ascertain a longer-term outlook to focus on future growth, adaptation and sustainability. 

We are commencing the new plan with a dinner event, Thursday 17 November 2022, featuring World Champion Olympic and Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist Anna Meares OAM. This event will be followed by workshops and a breakfast on Wednesday 7 December, with The Demographics Group Director and Co-founder Simon Kuestenmacher. 

Stay up to date with Grow and Prosper Corangamite progress and events on council's website and socials. 
Dinner Tickets - Thursday 17 November 2022
Workshop #1 - Thursday 24 November 2022
Breakfast Tickets - Wednesday 7 December 2022
Workshop #2 - Wednesday 7 December 2022
Tuesday 15 November 2022, 6pm-9pm
Killara Centre, Camperdown.


We are bringing Business Victoria's successful workshop 'Social Media and Content Marketing' to you. This workshop is designed for small business, to help prioritise your digital and social media marketing efforts. There are tips, tools, and strategies to enhance your online presence.

The topics covered include:

  • Basics of social media
  • Different platforms (instagram, facebook, tiktok, youtube, etc)
  • Google business suite
  • Curating and creating content
  • Content plans
Get Your Tickets Here
Corangamite Shire is preparing a Masterplan to transform 45 hectares of industrial land situated on Old Geelong Road into a high-quality business park that will support local industrial sectors and encourage new business to the Shire.
The Camperdown Production Precinct Masterplan will seek to:
  • Provide adequate land that is ‘development ready’ to meet future requirements for expanding businesses.
  • Protect landscape and environmental values, as well as Traditional Cultural and European heritage values surrounding the site.
  • Provide landscaping and built form guidelines that enhance the visual amenity of the site.
  • Incorporate water management systems and sustainable re-use, as well as support renewable energy options.
  • Acknowledge the importance of existing businesses, as well as the dairy farming industry.
  • Support job creation and a diverse economy in the Shire.
  • Improve links between the precinct and Camperdown town centre.
We invite residents to provide feedback on a Background and Technical Report via an online survey before the first draft of the Masterplan is finalised in February. The report is available at Camperdown Production Precinct Masterplan - Corangamite Shire or available in hardcopy at the Civic Centre, Camperdown.
Residents can attend an Information Session Wednesday 9 November, 7 pm at the Killara Centre, Camperdown. 
A Drop-In Session will also be held Thursday 10 November, 8:30 am-11 am in front of the Newsagency on Manifold Street.
Friday 25 November 2022, 10am-2pm
Killara Centre, 210-212 Manifold Street, Camperdown 

Food and Fibre Great South Coast (FFGSC) and Agriculture Victoria invite local producers from across southwest Victoria to participate in a Drought Resilience Planning Workshop.

 
The purpose of the workshop is to ensure strong producer insights are considered in the development of a Drought Resilience Plan for the Great South Coast Region.
 
The development of this plan is part of the Regional Drought Resilience Planning (RDRP) program of the Commonwealth Government’s Future Drought Fund.
 
The plans will identify actions to prepare for future droughts, focusing on the agricultural sector and allied industries and be led by communities and developed through partnerships of local governments, regional organisations, community organisations and industry.
Register Here

On Australia Day, 26 January each year, we publicly recognise the exceptional contributions, hard work and determination of people who make a positive difference within Corangamite Shire.

We have many champions in our Shire who do wonderful deeds in their community, who work quietly around our towns, drive kids to footy practice, deliver meals-on-wheels, perhaps volunteer with CFA or other community organisations or have just made a difference.  The Community Awards are an opportunity for these people and/or community organisations to be recognised for their contribution.

Nominations close 10 November 2022 at 5 pm.

Nominate Here

There are so many challenges that you are all facing while continuing to adapt to the ever-changing environment. Please reach out, have a chat, we are here to listen. How is your business going now

Our Economic Development and Tourism team are available to assist with any questions or concerns you may have and encourage you to reach out to our team for support.

Please contact us on (03) 5593 7100 or email ecodev@corangamite.vic.gov.au. If you would like to book in for our staff to visit you at your business, please email, or call Kellie on 5593 7228. 
Business Corangamite Facebook has regular updates and information for business. 
The Business section of the Council website provides information on opening a business, expanding or changing a business, general business support, COVID-19 links and Shop Local Corangamite downloadable resources. 
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