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Federal Budget - Summary for Small Business

The Federal Budget includes a number of measures for small business, designed to revive investment and economic growth.

Some of the measures include: 

  • Reduced corporate tax rates;
  • Tax discounts of up to $1,000 for unincorporated businesses;
  • Tax deductions for asset purchases of less than $20,000;
  • Government support aimed at assisting small businesses to grow, invest and develop employment opportunities.

Click here to read more about the Federal Budget announcement and what it could mean for your business. 



Calling Melbourne's Small Urban Makers 

A number of Urban Makers/Manufacturers are being sort to participate in research geared toward improving opportunities for small manufacturers in Melbourne. This collaborative study aims at promoting centre-city economic development and guiding rezoning. This is the first step of engaging with business as a central source of information for the research and how high-value central locations impact on small urban makers. 


The Inner Melbourne Councils (IMAP) of the cities of Melbourne, Port Phillip, Yarra, Stonnignton and Maribyrnong together with the University of Melbourne are seeking participation by local businesses and creative specialists operating in this exciting and innovative space.


The goal of the study is to guide strategic decisions about rezoning of urban commercial and industrial-zoned land in the IMAP area.  We think that there is great value to the urban economy in preserving a place for small, high-value added, highly-innovative urban makers and innovators in the central city and immediate inner suburban areas.  


If you would like to be considered to participate in an upcoming workshop on 28 May 2015 and would like more information on the project contact us or click on the link for a snapshot of the project.

Dr. Jennifer Day, Lecturer in Urban Planning 

The Univ. of Melbourne 

Phone: 0451 054 878

Email: jday@unimelb.edu.au

Ms Virginia Miller, Industry, Investment & Research  - City of Port Phillip

Phone: 9209 6361 or 0478 319 836

Email: vmiller@portphillip.vic.gov.au



Luna Park

St Kilda Tourism invites you to experience St Kilda in a whole new light

Businesses are invited to hear about how the St Kiilda Tourism Association can provide the right information to visitors, at the right time, through the right channels.There will be an expert presentation about the visitor journey and what we can do as businesses to meet visitor information needs, plus we'll present some of our new cooperative destination marketing activities.

Learn how to best utilise the St Kilda Melbourne website to benefit your business, event or organisation.

Date: Tuesday 19 May 2015 
Time: 4.00pm - 6.00pm
Venue: Encore, St Kilda Beach, St Kilda Sea Baths - 10 – 18 Jacka Boulevard, St Kilda

RSVP: Louise@stkildamelbourne.com.au 



Marketing for Growth Workshop

Only 1 Week to Go

Refining your exisiting marketing strategy is one of the most effective ways to realise your goals and take your business to the next level. Click here to book your place today.

Venue: Council Chamber, St Kilda Town Hall

Time: 5 - 8.30pm

Cost: $30.00 


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