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Corporate Communications - Wannon Water

Ripple Effect Community Grant applications now open!

We are committed to going beyond water for strong communities. Each year, we offer grants to community groups, schools and international aid programs under our Ripple Effect program.

We believe that building stronger communities is linked with building value for our customers, building value for our community and making our contribution to a better world. This year, there are four streams of funding available:

  • Community grants – Of up to $5,000 are available for not-for-profit, volunteer-based, community organisations for projects that aim to strengthen communities.
  • International aid grants – Of up to $4,000 are available for local community organisations undertaking projects to strengthen communities overseas.
  • School-based grants – Of up to $1,000 are available for schools or school councils to undertake projects within their school community.
  • Schools Water Efficiency Program (SWEP) – One-off funding stream for existing SWEP schools and new schools.

Be inspired by our past recipients projects and find out more information on how to apply.

We look forward to receiving applications over the next month, applications close Monday 2nd May.

Corporate Communications - Wannon Water

Discovering Groundwater Competition – World Water Day

In partnership with Southern Rural Water, we’re excited to announce our World Water Day Competition for 2022. The theme for this year is Groundwater – Making the Invisible, Visible and we want students to find out all the interesting facts about groundwater in our region, then tell us what they’ve discovered.

Kids, talk to your teacher (and parents) to help support you in researching groundwater across our region. Then get busy showing us what you know!

Prizes

There are great prizes to be won for students and schools.  Prizes will be awarded in each of the following categories:

  • Foundation – Year 2: two x $250 Gift Vouchers
  • Years 2 – 4: two x $250 Gift Vouchers
  • Years 5 – 6: two x $250 Gift Vouchers
  • Years 7 – 9: two x $250 Gift Vouchers
  • Years 10 – 12: two x $250 Gift Vouchers
  • School prizes: All entrants will automatically be entered into a random prize draw for their school to win one of two Bunnings $250 gift vouchers.

Entries are now open and close 13 May 2022.

Click here to find out more and enter!

No entries match your request.

covid workplace

Do you know how to identify if one of your workers is a COVID workplace contact?

Coronavirus and its impacts continue in our community. It is great news that our local businesses are able to resume normal trading. However, as a business owner it is important not to lose sight of the fact that coronavirus can still affect your operations, especially if one of your staff or you test positive for the virus.

Do you know what your responsibilities are in relation to workplace contacts?

The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions has developed a decision making tool to help you determine if a worker is a COVID contact. This easy no fuss tool which takes less than a minute to complete, helps you decide your next course of action or, if no action is required.

If you need further information after completing your assessment, please access this step by step guidance: A Case in the Workplace Guidance

Corporate Communications - Wannon Water

Calling businesses & community! Join Wannon Water’s community panel

Wannon Water is seeking expressions of interest from local businesses and community members to be part of a Community Panel.

The valuable input from the panel will be considered alongside technical reviews and broad customer engagement insights received between 2019 and 2021 to help us determine our activities, investments and prices for the 2023-28 Price Submission period.

Each participant will be thanked for their contribution through a $350 gift card on completion of the panel events in May.

How does it work?

The program will be delivered in four parts: three in-person events and one self-led online activity session.  Further detail on each part can be found in the panel topics outlined on our webpage.

It is important that participants are available and committed to attending all four parts before registering.

Go to the Wannon Water Community Panel 2022 webpage for more information at: engageandexplore.wannonwater.com.au/communitypanel2022/expressionofinterest/

Applications close 23 March 2022. For more information, contact us by emailing engagement@wannonwater.com.au or you can call Capire Consulting Group on 9285 9000.

Head of Community & Customer Success - Localised

Jobs Bank for Tourism and Hospitality Businesses!

The Tourism Jobs Bank supports the industry through a professional recruitment service, to help you find suitable staff for Tourism and Hospitality businesses.

Operating out of Geelong, this recruitment service aims to match prospective employees with employers.

Why use the Tourism Jobs Bank?

The Tourism Jobs Bank is designed to support businesses in finding employees. We know it is time-consuming to post ads, review candidates, interview candidates and check references.  The Tourism Jobs Bank does the hard work for you.

How Does The Tourism Jobs Bank Work?

The Tourism Jobs Bank enables employers to list vacancies and candidates to register their interest. Direct Recruitment will then seek to match candidates to jobs. Candidates will be interviewed and short-listed  and you will be offered those that meet your requirements.

What is the Cost to a Participating Business?

Fees for staff recruitment are standard business practice when using recruitment agencies. The good news for tourism businesses is that the Victorian Government is subsidising these fees to businesses as part of the Tourism Jobs Bank program.

The program includes a digital and regional marketing campaign targeting tourism and hospitality businesses in need of staff and a wide range of job seekers interested in finding work in the region. Access more information HERE

Head of Community & Customer Success - Localised

Inspiring Woman of Moyne – nominations invited

8th March is International Women’s Day.

Do you know a woman who has personally inspired you or been an inspiration in our community? If so nominate her as your Inspiring Woman of Moyne!

Let’s all recognise her contribution to our great region.

Click on this link to complete the Nomination Form Inspiring Women of Moyne

Nominations close 5pm, Tuesday March 1, 2022

Head of Community & Customer Success - Localised
Localised Comp

Competition extended! Invite a friend to join Localised and WIN!

We’ve got some great entries in our competition but have decided, by popular demand, to extend the deadline for entries to 31 January 2022!

So make sure you are in the running to win one of two bonus cash prizes of $500 by simply inviting someone you know in business to join Localised.

To enter, just click on the link below, fill in the form and we’ll invite your business peers for you!

https://greatsouthcoast.localised.com.au/competition/

PLUS! all new businesses who register during the competition period will go into the running to win one of 10 x $50 gift cards.

Get in quick! The competition closes at 5pm on Monday 31 January 2022.

Join our team!! Client Services Assistant.

SHB is a progressive medium sized Accounting and Financial Planning firm based in South West Victoria.

Although you’ll find us in business attire and possibly sipping on a latte, we’re not your typical accountants and financial planners.

We’re down to earth, value a joke and provide a personalised service you won’t find anywhere else.

https://www.shbbusiness.com.au/

We are currently looking for an Accounting/Client Services Assistant to join our well-established and supportive team of experts.

This is an entry level role that offers candidates the opportunity to learn and develop in their emerging career as an accountant or administrator and is based at our modern offices located in Warrnambool.

Need more information?
Confidential enquiries can be made by contacting Leela Rantall, On 5561 8618 or via email leela.r@shbbusiness.com.au
Apply now- Click here

Head of Community & Customer Success - Localised
Localised Christmas Bonus for business

Localised Christmas Bonus for Business Competition

To let more people know about the Great South Coast Localised community, we are asking all Localised businesses to ‘invite a friend’ to join Great South Coast Localised.
By joining Localised, they will be putting their business in front of over 750 local business owners who are looking to do business in the Great South Coast region.
The 2 local businesses who invite the most, will win a Christmas Bonus $500 cash prize.PLUS! all new businesses who register during the competition period will go into the running to win one of 10 x $50 gift cards.
It’s simple to enter. Just click on this link to fill in the form! https://greatsouthcoast.localised.com.au/christmas-competition/
The competition will run from 9am Monday 6 December to 5pm Monday 20 December.

HARMONY HAMPERS

We have a choice of four hampers for you. Each contains five premium preserves from Tower Hill Farm Produce.

  1. SWEET SENSATIONS – all sweet
  2. SAVOUR THE FLAVOUR – all spicy
  3. TEASE THE TASTEBUDS – sweet and spicy
  4. THE FIG GIG – all fig based

These preserves are produced from fruit grown at our orchard situated in the rich and fertile soils of Tower Hill.

Great gift any time but especially now as Christmas approaches.

$60.00 each (includes postage and handling) or less for local pick up and delivery.

Call Harmony at Tower Hill on 03 5565 9439 for more details.