South West Community Foundation Grants 2019
Community Groups are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $5,000 for charitable projects that build stronger communities within local government areas of Colac Otway, Corangamite, Moyne, Glenelg, Southern Grampians and Warrnambool.
Applications open Monday 4 February 2019
Applications close 4 March 2019
Your Balance Blueprint – make 2019 your most luscious yet!
This day-long workshop in beautiful Port Fairy is designed especially for women who tend to put others’ needs ahead of their own.
If you’ve felt tired, overwhelmed, stressed or just a bit over life in 2018, this workshop is for you.
– Meditation and mindfulness session with Robyn Wood
– Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
– Self care and what that means for you
– Designing the life YOU want on your terms
– Take home Pamper Pack filled with ideas, products, vouchers and samples to help kick start your most luscious year yet!
Numbers are strictly limited. Click on the image to book.
Work ON your business this summer. Find a local expert who would love to help
January is often a time when you’re not busy. It’s a great time to work ON your business.
- Reflect on last year & plan for next
- Review the wins and the losses, the frustrations and what went well.
- Plan new approaches for growth
So while you’re not neck deep in cashflow management or business development, or client work, consider finding experts who specialise in helping businesses get better at what they do.
Search Localised to find a local business who wants to help you.
Christmas Market – This coming Sunday Dec 9th. Civic Green. 9am till 1pm
Hi all – we are heading towards another fabulous market this coming Sunday. We have stalls overflowing with the most unique and delightful gift ideas that you won’t find anywhere else. And that is not to mention the delicious Christmas foods on offer.
Come for a browse, grab a coffee, perhaps some lunch or a snack and enjoy the relaxing shopping that is market shopping. Shop small, shop local.
As an extra treat we are pretty hopeful that there will be a brilliant young musician joining us this week. Not sure it can get any better.
See you there
Make Christmas special for local children in need
Local children in need will be counting on Sinclair Wilson who celebrated the start of the festive season by launching its annual Wishing Tree program.
From today, the firm’s Warrnambool, Camperdown and Hamilton offices will provide an opportunity for locals to donate a gift to local children via local support agencies. Warrnambool’s Emma House and Brophy Family & Youth Services, St Vincent de Paul in both Warrnambool and Camperdown and Hamilton’s McKillop Family Services have nominated 30 children each (150 in total) who will now receive a gift this Christmas.
Tourism Gold for Cobden B&B
Cobden and the wider Great Ocean Road region is toasting the success of Heytesbury House after the bed and breakfast took state honours on Thursday night.
Heytesbury House owner operators Kathryn and Andrew Stubbings were on hand at Crown’s Palladium Grand Ballroom to collect their Gold Award.
Their business was judged the Best Hosted Accommodation in Victoria at the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards – a crown that follows two Silver Awards in the same category in 2016 and 2017.
Heytesbury House will now represent Victoria in the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards this coming March.
“It has been a very big year for Heytesbury House and to win Gold after successive Silver Awards was a real thrill and reward for a lot of hard work,” Kathryn said.
“This year we successfully completed the Australian Tourism Accreditation Program as well – so to win Gold at the state awards is a great way to end the year on a high.
“It has taken a lot of hard work to make it to this point and we hope that our success brings business to our Cobden community and greater awareness of the beauty of the hinterland region.”
Kathryn and Andrew relocated from Melbourne to Cobden eight years ago and took on the challenge of operating Heytesbury House. The property had previously been run as a Bed and Breakfast, and had a period of inactivity prior to their purchase.
Andrew said all four individually styled suites and all the communal areas had been extensively renovated, the grounds and gardens had been overhauled and the history of the property showcased as part of the eight-year makeover.
“A huge thanks must go to our support network of family, friends, guests and others throughout the tourism industry and local region without whom we couldn’t have achieved this honour,” he said.
“We would also like to congratulate the team at Alkina Lodge at Moonlight Head who were awarded Gold in the Luxury Accommodation category.”
Have your say! Your opportunity to drive Moyne’s economic future
To all businesses and residents, we need your input, ideas and vision! On how to ensure Moyne is a thriving place to visit, live, work and do business in. It takes about 10 minutes. Your voice is important.
To participate in the survey, click on the image.
Partnering with ATO and CFA to help farmers
A new fact sheet “Fire Preparedness for Primary Producers” explains registered primary producer entitlement to claim income tax deductions for costs you incur on fire emergency preparedness prevention assets and activities on primary production land anywhere in Australia. Achieving this outcome is an example of the advocacy for positive change in agriculture The Basalt to Bay Landcare Network is a leader in. Download here Tax + others created relating to risk and farm asset protection.
Your opportunity to drive Moyne’s economic development future
In October 2018, Council began working on a new Economic Development Strategy. Consultations have begun and we’re about to go live with an online survey for ALL businesses in Moyne. This is your chance to provide input and have your say. Keep an eye out on our website and Localised for more information!
New office for SWD Legal!
We have moved!
*** NEW ADDRESS from Monday 19th November ***
As you may have heard, we have moved into our new office located at 241 Lava Street, Warrnambool (next to Aldi).
We thank you all of our clients for their patience and look forward to welcoming you to our new office.