To our Maribyrnong Business Community, 

There is just over a week to go until Council holds its first Business Networking Breakfast for 2021

The finishing touches are well under way with all the bells and whistles coming together to present our business community with a bigger and better networking experience!

We are really excited
to bring you an insightful and motivational keynote speech from renowned author and motivational speaker Chris Helder.

There will also be lots of food, coffee and entertainment and of course, who doesn't love a free gift bag filled with lots of take home goodies. 

We still have a few tickets left but get in quick, they will not last!

If your require business support and information from our Economic Development team, email

Best wishes
City of Maribyrnong Team

Friday 30 April 2021
7am for a 7.30am start
Cost: $15pp
Location: "The Line", 2 Yewers Street, Footscray

Ticket sales close 12pm Monday 26 April - Limited Tickets Remaining

This signature event called 'Useful beliefs and doing business in a post pandemic world' brings businesses together to be inspired, uplifted and entertained by our brilliant guest speaker Chris Helder. There will be a hot breakfast, fabulous coffee from Coffee on Cue, a juice cart and entertainment from a local performer.   

This event also gives guests the opportunity to network and mingle with other local business owners and to learn what new and exciting business support and Smart Cities initiatives are being delivered by Council.

Book your tickets now

The Draft Council Plan 2021-25, Proposed Budget 2021-22, and Revenue and Rating Plan were endorsed by Council earlier this week, and the community is now invited to view and provide feedback.

The Draft Council Plan outlines Council's commitment to: enhancing liveability, being clean and green, responding to the climate emergency, providing open spaces, and building a well maintained city that will meet the needs of our diverse community over the next four years and beyond.

Learn more on the Council Website.

In 2021, Maribyrnong City Council’s smart city journey is well underway and we would like to invite your feedback on a Smart City Strategic Framework and Implementation Plan that will guide the future of our Smart City program.

A Smart City refers to the use of digital technology to collect data that can be used to manage assets and resources efficiently. Smart Cities can help create more liveable cities, without compromising the well-being and privacy of their citizens. They are innovative in their use of digital solutions to manage services and infrastructure effectively, improve the wellbeing of the community and the environment, and support a vibrant local economy.

Council is committed to co-designing this Framework with the community and key stakeholders.  Your feedback is now welcome on the Your City Your Voice platform until 13 May 2021.

Learn more and have your say

Footscray was recently featured on an episode of Channel 9's "Postcards" with a sample of various cuisine along Hopkins St / Barkly St. 

The three featured businesses were:
- T Cavallaro & Sons
- Nhu Lan Bakery
- Small French Bar

If you missed the episode, you are able to stream the story on the Postcards 2021 website.  (Note, you will need to set up a free "9 Now" account in order to view the video.)

Watch the video here

The Victorian Government is partnering with the Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) to deliver a business mentoring program to help small businesses navigate the economic challenges posed by COVID19.

Through this program, businesses can receive up to four 2-hour mentoring sessions with an experienced professionals who will help them make informed decisions about the future of their business. 

Find out if your business is eligible.
The Partners in Wellbeing Program will provide specialist psychosocial and wellbeing supports across Victoria via phone and video technology to business people experiencing poor psychosocial health and mental ill-health in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The wellbeing coaching and practical support delivered through this program will assist people experiencing distress caused by isolation and physical distancing and can provide the following support: 

- General wellbeing
- Veterans support 
- Small business owners and sole traders 
- Business advisory service 
- Financial Counselling

For more information visit the Partners in Wellbeing website