Oakleigh traders to reap the benefits of Streetlife (26.09.2013)
Written on the 26 September 2013In a major boost for Oakleigh retailers, a $19,500 Streetlife grant will be offered to the City of Monash to fund the Strengthening Oakleigh Traders project, Member for Southern Metropolitan, Georgie Crozier announced today.
Ms Crozier said the $19,000 grant will strengthen the Oakleigh Traders Association through the establishment of a formal Traders Association, which will enable them to capitalise on greater marketing and promotional opportunities.
“Like all of the 36 Streetlife Round Two projects across Victoria, Strengthening Oakleigh Traders will help foster innovative business practices and strengthen the business and traders’ associations that underpin Victoria’s small business community,” she said
“Streetlife funds a diverse range of projects across the State, with Councils and traders’ associations working hand-in-hand with retailers to enhance their customer service skills, implement marketing plans and improve their online and social media capabilities.”
Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher said programs such as Streetlife and the upcoming Support Small Business Day on Saturday, 19 October reflect the Victorian Coalition Government’s commitment to supporting small business and revitalising shopfront trading.
“Small businesses create nearly one third of the State’s production and almost half of Victoria’s private sector jobs. Encouraging small business innovation and development through programs such as Streetlife is therefore paramount,” Ms Asher said.
Streetlife is a Victorian Government initiative that provides targeted support to small businesses in local shopping precincts to help them attract and retain customers.
Streetlife funds are invested into new projects, designed to assist retailers to develop their core business and stimulate long-term growth within the sector.
For more information on the Streetlife program, visit www.business.vic.gov.au/streetlife