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Plumber/Business Owner - GTS Plumbing

Team work makes the dream work!

We love working with local businesses.

This is our new Aquabot Aqualiner display that was a team effort.

Dreamed up by Pioneer Water Tanks Mildura and Horsham

Zincalume shaped by GTS Plumbing

Laminate display crafted by Jonassons Cabinetry Warracknabeal

Artwork laid out and printed by Loud Signs

Stawell visitor information finds new home after Picker’s Market closure.

Visitors to the Northern Grampians will be able to find out information and history of the region from a new location at the Pleasant Creek Historical Precinct in Stawell.

Council, in partnership with Grampians Tourism, has moved all the tourist information assets and displays that were housed at the Picker’s Market to the Gallery at the precinct.

The move of the information assets, including maps, brochures and displays comes after Peter and Anthea Perry announced the Picker’s Market would close its doors for the last time this weekend.

Northern Grampians Shire Council Mayor, Murray Emerson, said the Picker’s Market will be missed by the people of Stawell and visitors who would stop in for a chat.

“It’s a shame the Picker’s Market will be closing their doors, Mr and Mrs Perry have been cornerstones of the community for many years. I wish them the best of luck with their future plans and thank them for their years of service to the community,” he said.

The doors of the Gallery will be open as many days as possible with a selection of Grampians Tourism staff being based there to help tourists and travellers find their way.

Plumber/Business Owner - GTS Plumbing

Snakes in a Tank!

Our water tank crew where installing a new liner on an old tank recently.
To put in a new liner the tank has to be completely empty of water so we can climb inside the tank.
On this particular occasion after everyone had climbed inside the tank, it was discovered that there was a *massive snake in there as well.
Our normally laid back, pretty chill team disappeared and it was every man for himself as they all bailed up and over the sides of that tank faster than they have ever moved before.
Thankfully no one was injured, the snake was removed and relocated, the tank liner installed and a fun story shared. Probably more fun for those that weren’t there though.
*Size of snake has not been confirmed by independent sources.
Plumber/Business Owner - GTS Plumbing

We have found the perfect Christmas gift!

Imagine how excited they will be waking up to open this on Christmas Day!

Its the gift that keeps on giving.

Plumber/Business Owner - GTS Plumbing

The Wimmera summed up in 1 perfect pic!

Our Pioneer Water tanks often have the best views. This one was built recently here in the Wimmera.

With the crop in the background and the magnificent blue sky, who wouldn’t love living here?

Send this to your homesick friends.

 

Head of Product and Customer Service - Localised

Boost Your Business

Round 4 of Business Victoria’s Boost Your Business program is now open, offering up to $50,000 in funding for eligible small and medium enterprises.

Find out more about the program, including funding streams and eligibility criteria, click here: https://www.business.vic.gov.au/support-for-your-business/grants-and-assistance/Boost-Your-Business

Economic Development Team - Horsham Rural City Council

Victorian Small Scale and Craft expansion grant program

The Victorian Government is supporting small-scale and craft agribusinesses across Victoria to grow, increase market opportunities for high-quality, high-value produce and strengthen Victoria’s regional food offerings to deliver flow-on benefits for jobs and tourism.

The Small-Scale and Craft Program is a four-year program that builds on targeting businesses looking to scale-up operations, diversify product lines and expand outreach.

Two streams of funding are currently open under the program:

Stream One is open for applications via the ‘Apply now’ button on this page and will close on Friday 6 December 2019.

Stream Two is open for expressions of interest (EOI) only and close on Tuesday 31 December 2019. Please see the How do I apply? section on this page for details.

Small-Scale and Craft Program guidelines (PDF)

Manager/Owner - PAWSHAKE STAWELL - Pawshake Stawell

PAWSHAKE STAWELL

Pawshake Stawell is a Doggie Home Stay (not a kennel) and we are thrilled to share that we have had a very successful Sept school holiday period with 12 fur babies staying here either day stays or full board, whilst owners have been exploring Halls Gap and the Grampians. Very positive feed back from all concerned, Now taking bookings for the Xmas and New Year Holidays.

More information is found on our facebook page of Pawshake Stawell

Economic Development Team - Horsham Rural City Council

Accessible Businesses Are Good For Business

Tips for preparing your business to be accessible to all.

  • Think about access, inclusion and participation when planning your shop layout
  • Identify barriers that make it impossible or difficult for people with a disability to access the shop building
  • By providing a series of check lists to prompt action
  • Identify issues that are not commonly considered and offers solutions
  • Find further sources of advice, information and assistance.
  • When opeing a business it is important to ensure that all people have an equal opportunity to enter the business and to access your good and services.
  • An ‘accessible’ business is onethat has removed as many barriers as possible to ensure everyone can shop in an inclusive, equitable manner. An accessible business improves the experience for all people including people with support needs, families, carers, senior citizens, parents with prams, performers and anyone carrying equipment.
  • Source is the Horsham Rural City Council accessible events guide.
Branch Manager Horsham , Ararat , Stawell , Nhill & Warracknabeal - CVGT Horsham

CVGT Fight For Cancer Footy Colours Day Morning Tea/ Meet & Greet

On behalf of CVGT we would like to welcome all local business and employers from the Horsham community to our Fight For Cancer Footy Colours Day Morning Tea/ Meet & Greet.  This event is a national fundraising campaign help durng the month of September which supports kids living with cancer.  Every dollar raised supports Fight For Cancer Foundation’s education programs to help kids with cancer continue with their education during treatment and recovery.  Come dressed in you teams footy colours and meet the faces of your local CVGT.  Gold coin donation.  Tea, coffee and finger food provided.