Council welcomes Victorian Government grants for local businesses
Frankston City Council welcomes the recent Victorian Government announcement awarding Carrum Downs business, A Touch of Glass, a grant of over $1 million through the Local Industries Fund for Transition (LIFT).
Council has worked closely with the Victorian Government to heavily promote LIFT and other programs to its business community. This has resulted in four local businesses receiving around $2 million in funding through the program.
The four businesses are:
- Ball Horticulture – Skye
- A Touch of Glass – Carrum Downs
- Jaze Nominees – Seaford
- Recyclable Packaging – Seaford
It comes as no surprise to Frankston City Mayor, Cr Brian Cunial, that the city’s industrial sector is demanding the Government’s attention.
“The Carrum Downs/Seaford industrial precinct is among the fastest growing in Australia; with the creation of over 2000 new jobs in the precinct during the last 10 years,” he said.
“We have seen an enormous influx of innovative small and medium sized firms that are choosing to locate in our industrial precincts. They are attracted by the excellent transport and telecommunications infrastructure, access to a local workforce, a business friendly Council and the many lifestyle benefits that come with operating a business in such a wonderful bayside location”.
“The grants indicate the highly flexible and adaptable nature of our business community who are growing and developing, in part, in response to the decline in the automotive manufacturing industry which has traditionally been so important to Melbourne’s south east.”