City of Maribyrnong Business Bulletin - Additional Pandemic Recovery Support for Businesses Announced
To our Maribyrnong Business Community,
Finally there's light at the end of the tunnel for our business community who are preparing for the State to reopen this Friday 29 October from 6pm. The excitement and buzz is real with retailers busily restocking their shelves and airing their stores ready for the first influx of customers to greet.
We will be rolling out an Outdoor Activation Expressions of Interest program to offer businesses the opportunity to apply for funds. Expressions of Interest (EOI) will centre around the State Government’s directive that funds be available for re-activation and establishment of new, outdoor spaces.
Please do not hesitate to contact the Economic Development Department for advice or information via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Best wishes and stay safe
City of Maribyrnong Team
|Outdoor Dining Opportunities for City of Maribyrnong Businesses|
Opportunity for outdoor expansion - Dining, entertainment, exercise and other businesses
Council has secured an extra $500,000 in State Government funding to help create and support more outdoor dining venues, in addition to encouraging other businesses to expand their footprint outdoors.
We are rolling out an Outdoor Activation Expressions of Interest program to offer businesses the opportunity to apply for funds. Expressions of Interest (EOI) will centre around the State Government’s directive that funds be available for re-activation and establishment of new, outdoor spaces:
Any business that wants to submit an idea for improving their outdoor space should complete the below expression of interest form by 11.59pm Sunday 21 November 2021. Applicants will will be advised of the outcome of the EOI process by the end of November.
|COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Program Vouchers - Open for application|
The COVIDSafe Outdoor Activation Voucher Program will provide more than 7000 Victorian businesses, community organisations, not-for-profits and trader associations with $2000 grants when they spend at least that amount to support initiatives such as outdoor hospitality and entertainment. Hairdressers, beauty services, retail shops, dance studios and gyms will also be eligible to apply for vouchers.
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Vaccine Requirements for Retail Explained
Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has determined that on Friday 29 October at 6:00pm, Victoria will move to Phase C of the Roadmap with 80% of the eligible population fully vaccinated. Metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria will operate under the same settings and all retail will be open. Masks will remain mandatory indoors but will no longer be required outdoors.
Customers attending general retail (e.g. clothing store, department store etc.) and essential retail (e.g. supermarket) will not be required to provide information on being fully vaccinated, however all customers must still check-in when visiting businesses.
In order to operate at the DQ4 ratio (1 person per every 4 metres of floor space) all workers in general retail (e.g. clothing store, department store etc.) must be fully vaccinated before reopening on 29 October.
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