Southern Metropolitan Region - assistance for traders (22.6.2016)
Written on the 23 June 2016
22 June 2016
GEORGIE CROZIER (LIB - Southern Metropolitan)
My question is to the Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade, and it relates to the effects of the level crossing removals in the areas of North Road in Ormond, McKinnon and Bentleigh.
The traders groups have been very concerned about the mismanagement of these projects that are being undertaken and I have raised this issue on a number of occasions. They have written to the Premier and to the minister requesting assistance in relation to their plight. They received a letter back from the minister on his ministerial letterhead which states:
In my capacity as the local member, I have been extensively involved in consultation with traders and have offered affected businesses access to the suite of business support programs run by Small Business Victoria.
These programs as we know are free and on the Small Business Victoria website, so my question is:
What additional assistance has the minister provided in addition to the free business support programs run by Small Business Victoria?