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What's in this edition - 21 March 2022

Congratulations to Heytesbury House
COVID-19 Information
Business Victoria Supports
Business Victoria Concierge for Small Business
Visit Victoria - Stay Close, Go Further
2022 Dairy Innovation Challenge
Westvic Dairy - Feeding Pastures for Profit
International Women's Day
Cobden Business Network Success Series 
Women in Local Government

TRACKS Free Event - Timboon

2021 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards - SILVER Award Winners (Hosted Accommodation) - Heytesbury House, Cobden. They are one of the best in Australia! Congratulations on an excellent achievement. 

Congratulations also to Anchors Port Campbell who were nominated in the 4-4.5 star accommodation category at these same awards! To be recognized at  the Australian level is a huge achievement!

Victoria took home 11 awards at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards. To achieve this in such trying times is absolutely outstanding. Well done to both Heytesbury House and Anchors Port Campbell on a milestone achievement. 

To stay up to date with all things Covid-19, visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) Victoria | Coronavirus Victoria. The website has the resources for your business, including CovidSafe Plans, Testing, Vaccination, Grants/Funding and all recent updates to restrictions. You can also call the Coronavirus Hotline 24hrs a day on 1800 675 398.

This month, Business Victoria has released $26 million wellbeing and mental health support for Victorian business initiatives. It's available and FREE to support small business owners and employees. If you need support, please visit the following links.

Partners In Wellbeing
Workplace Wellbeing Hub
WorkWell Toolkit
Business Communities Grants
If you are self-employed or have 2 employees or fewer, book a 30 minute phone consultation with a dedicated concierge agent. Do you need guidance on what tools, templates or Victorian Government programs and services can help you run your business? Contact the Business Victoria Microbusiness Concierge Service. 
Book an Appointment

Visit Victoria has launched a Great Ocean Road series and extraordinary Great Ocean Road locals feature in the new TV ad encouraging Victorians to take a trip to the famed region during the off-peak season.
The campaign airs at a critical time for the region, aimed at driving visitation into the off-peak seasons. Tourism operators are encouraged to get involved in the Stay close, go further campaign via the industry toolkit.

Stay Close, Go Further
Industry Toolkit

South West Victoria’s farmers have a chance to share and promote their ideas and inventions with the launch of the region’s first dairy innovation challenge. The 2022 South West Victoria Dairy Innovation Challenge is an initiative of the DemoDAIRY Foundation (DDF).
Innovations in three categories are being sought. These can be in use now or an idea that requires additional research and development. Applications close Wednesday 30 March 2022.

Apply Now

Westvic Dairy have organised this program to help farmers maximise farm profit by providing the skills and tools to grow the maximum quantity of high quality pasture on farm and confidently use purchased feeds to increase farm profitability.

A free one-on-one consultation is available for each participating farm business.
The program runs over twelve months, starting with two theory days and followed by five on-farm days which focus on the challenges of each season. Day 1 commences Tuesday 5 April 2022, 10am-2.30pm, Timboon. 

To Register

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Food and Fibre Great South Coast, proudly supported by Westpac, will be celebrating women’s contribution to the sector through a Leadership for All Seasons High Tea. Welcoming all to an afternoon of high tea and inspiring insights from women leaders on Thursday 24 March 2022, 2pm-5.30pm, Brother Fox Cafe, Deakin University Campus Warrnambool.

You must register for this free event, attendance is strictly available to registered attendees only. 

Tickets Here

On Wednesday 30 March 2022 join the Cobden Business Network FREE event. The Importance of company or team culture & how to foster the one you want with Rochelle Bibby. Register below.

Register Here
The State Government are encouraging more women to represent their local communities by supporting their advancement into local government. The new program 'Leadership for Women in Local Government Program' has been launched to support 120 women over three years. Applications open next month, with the program scheduled to commence in July 2022. If you would like more information about the Program, please contact Local Government Victoria at
Pack a picnic rug and chair and join us for a FREE music event featuring local artists at Timboon's Old Railway Precinct (Snake Track Road) on Saturday 2 April 2022. Local food and beverage vans will have items available for purchase.

We understand the challenges that you are all facing while continuing to adapt to the ever-changing environment. 

Council's 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 If you would like to book a Business Visit 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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