It is hoped a Streetlife grant will breathe new life into the Benalla CBD.
State Member for Benalla Bill Sykes has announced Benalla Rural City will be offered a $20
‘‘Benalla Rural City Council is one of 32 councils and trader associations across Victoria that will be offered grants under Streetlife to support local initiatives aimed at revitalising trading activity in main street business districts,’’ Dr Sykes said.
‘‘The council will deliver the ‘Benalla Businesses CARE’ program as a suite of activities designed to upskill local retailers in the use of online technologies.’’
In addition to the proposed funding for Benalla Rural City Council, the government will offer a $5000 grant to the Benalla Business Network to support its education program, Benalla Businesses — Moving into the Digital Age. Through workshops and online training sessions, businesses will learn how to gain a competitive edge through websites, social media, QR codes and other digital tools.
This round of Streetlife funding will distribute more than $500
Councils are eligible for grants of up to $20
The individual grants are invested into new local projects tailored to the specific needs of retail businesses in community shopping precincts.
Dr Sykes said the government’s support of retail businesses in Benalla through the Streetlife grants will be an important boost for the regional economy.
‘‘By working in conjunction with Benalla Rural City Council and the Benalla Business Network, shopfront traders will have access to new tools and resources that they can adapt to build a stronger and more sustainable future for their business and the local community,’’ he said.
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The move to extend the Tatura War Memorial area and honour Victoria Cross hero Robert Mactier with the erection of a statue in the Hogan St gardens named in his honour, continues.
A Kyabram man who struck a cyclist on Echuca-Moama bridge with a beer can thrown from the vehicle he was in was convicted and fined $400 in Moama Local Court on Wednesday.
A Rochester mother told a health forum about the devastating effect drugs have had on her family.
Over six hours of junior football is scheduled for Kyabram Recreation Reserve this Sunday.
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