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Prospectus

Frankston City is now on the map as the Lifestyle Capitol of Victoria. 
Surprised? 
We’ll take that as a compliment! 
Frankston isn’t Frankston anymore. It’s FRANKSTON. 
 
Well positioned to cater for growth into the future, Frankston City offers attractive and competitive advantages for investment attraction.
Think proximity to infrastructure and transport. Think affordability and availability of office and industrial space. Think strategic metropolitan activity centre. Think great work-life balance and amenity options. Frankston City has it all when it comes to growth and opportunity. 
 
To get your hands on a printed Invest Frankston Prospectus 2019/20 contact us now. 
 

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Investment Incentives

IF Support

IF you want a local council that offers stellar business support, Frankston City is the place for you. Frankston City Council offers support for businesses including mentoring, supporting partner or Council-developed workshops and providing online training opportunities. 

IF you need support during the Coronavirus pandemic we are committed right now to help small businesses not only stay afloat during this time, but possibly turn adversity in opportunity. 

The Business Concierge is the first point of contact for businesses to guide them through the permit application and approval process, from the beginning, right through to the very end.

During the Coronavirus pandemic Frankston City Council has expanded its FREE Business Concierge service to ensure business can get help navigating through Council and even government support services. 

The Business Concierge can assist with:

  • providing all the information you require to open or expand your business
  • helping you to understand which permits you will require
  • completing and submitting these applications
  • providing advice on other aspects of running your business
  • directing you to relevant officers in relation to business grants, outreach, mentors and other support. 

This service is just one element that came from a Victorian Government supported initiative – the Better Approvals Project. The projects aim to reduce the time it takes small businesses to obtain the regulatory approvals they need to operate.

The Business Concierge will save businesses time and money, improving overall customer experience.

Submit an online enquiry with some simple information about your business and the Business Concierge will be in touch with you within 1 business day.

Or alternatively you can phone Frankston City Council on 1300 322 322 and ask for the Business Concierge. 

For more information contact our Business Concierge . 

 

Businesses in Frankston can tap into thousands of free course videos, documentaries and software training to assist them to further develop their business.

Lynda Online (LinkedIn) courses are run by industry experts who are passionate about teaching.

Now is the perfect time to tap into thousands of FREE courses and learning tools, to develop your business or improve your job prospects for the future.

Perhaps you could use this time efficiently to up-skill staff?

LinkedIn Learning Solutions is committed to providing uninterrupted service of Lynda.com during this time to ensure patrons have access to learning courses to build and develop their skills. 

To access Lynda.com you will need a Frankston City library card. These courses can be done at any time on your computer or mobile device and can be paused, bookmarked, and added to a playlist.

Visit Lynda.com for more information. 

Businesses based in Frankston can access free one hour sessions with one of our business mentors during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

Frankston City Council’s passionate and highly skilled mentors have an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of starting and running a business, as well as how to protect your businesses during a crises, plus marketing techniques to keep you ahead of the game during these trying times.

This group of experts can provide sound industry advice, proven through their own business success and experiences.

Recovery – Council is offering local businesses the opportunity to engage with a business mentor who will support them to prepare a Business Continuity Strategy.  

Strategies developed will contain all of the information businesses need to get up and running again, including a risk management plan, business impact analysis, an incident response plan, communication plan and a recovery plan.

Take your business online – Council is offering local businesses the opportunity to engage with a business mentor who will support businesses to develop e-commerce and online solutions to ensure you are still able to trade whilst services are restricted.

All business mentor sessions are available via live chat platforms.

For more information contact our Business Concierge . 

 

Frankston City Council host regular business workshops. 

However, due to Coronavirus these workshops have been postponed until further notice. 

Workshops include:

  • Mumpreneurs, a training workshop series for busy parents run by an expert business coach, complete with child minding.
  • The Australian Taxation Office continues to run taxation workshops at Frankston Civic Centre, to assist businesses to understand their taxation requirements
  • A digital marketing Masterclass facilitated by Council to assist Frankston businesses get the most from their online presence.
  • Energy efficiency and environmentally sustainable practises – a workshop aimed at industrial businesses in particular, to encourage waste reduction/recycling and energy efficiency

Go to IF Leaning for information about free online learning classes. 

Fact Sheets

Investment Facilitation

The Invest Frankston program is all about encouraging businesses to set up shop here in Frankston, letting them benefit from all the fantastic things we have to offer and, in turn, letting Frankston benefit from these businesses being part of our community.

We will reach out to companies that are a good fit for Frankston’s key business locations. The IF team will also connect with state and federal government representatives, property consultants, commercial real estate agents and developers to identify which companies would be a good fit.

IF you think you can help us get some leads for Invest Frankston, we would love to hear from you.

Once the IF team have qualified a lead or made contact with a business, the team will put in place a tailored support program to enable that lead or enquiry.

This includes:

  • Liaising closely with commercial property agents, once a potential investor is ready to look at property options
  • Hosting potential investor visits to explore the Frankston market or property opportunities
  • Development of bespoke information that will assist with a company’s investment decision making
  • Assisting investors with Council and other regulatory requirements – see link to Business Concierge
  • Identifying potential sources of discretionary grants to support the company’s proposed investment – link to Invest Incentives page on IF website
  • Assisting with other requirements, such as staff recruitment, training, links to state and federal programs of assistance and publicity.

Frankston City Council advocates to the State and Federal Governments to invest locally.

In the lead up to the 2018 state and 2019 federal elections, Council worked with the local community and key industry organisations for essential funding required to deliver priority projects that will meet the needs of our growing region. The projects include:

  • Electrification of the rail line from Frankston to Hastings (stage one Frankston to Langwarrin then stage two Langwarrin to Hastings)
  • Building a regional tennis facility meeting the needs of relocating Frankston Tennis Club
  • Transforming Jubilee Park Indoor Stadium into a regional multi-sport facility
  • Continued revitalisation of Frankston’s city centre
  • A safe boat refuge and new facility for Frankston Volunteer Coast Guard

This work has already paid off, with funding now fully committed to transforming Jubilee Park Indoor Stadium. The $35 million project includes a $10 million investment from the Victorian Government and $4.56 million from the Federal Government, with Frankston City Council funding the balance.

Also, both Victorian and Federal Governments have committed funding towards commuter car parking, which will benefit Frankston, Kananook and Seaford Station patrons.

Council will continue to work on other projects to secure investment.

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