City of Maribyrnong - Business Bulletin - December 2021
To our Maribyrnong Business Community,
Tis the season to be jolly and super prepared for the fun and festive madness that comes with this time of year!
However you spend the next couple of days, be sure to plan your days wisely, rest when you can and soak up the sights and sounds of Christmas in the community. If you are looking for something to do with the family you can find a range of interactive activities such as the 'MARIality' app which is bringing local street art to life. Learn more about this and other activities on the Love Your Local website.
This is the final bulletin for 2021 and we will be back in the new year with more news and support for our wonderful business community. If you have any questions, comments or queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Best wishes for a wonderful festive season filled with good health, fun and laughter.
Economic Development Team, Maribyrnong City Council
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|Council Office Hours During The Festive Period|
Over the Christmas and New Year period Council offices will be closed for the three public holidays – Monday 27 December, Tuesday 28 December 2021 and Monday 3 January 2022. Otherwise as normal:
Customer Service will open from 8.30am to 12pm on Christmas Eve (Friday 24 December) and be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day. For more information about Council services during the festive period, visit Council's Website
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