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Public notice - 2 February 2018

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Opportunities for small businesses

Put your business on the path to long-term success at Council’s first Small Business Workshop for 2018. Learn how to build a business plan to drive your business (or your business idea) forward. The workshop will be held at 6.00pm to 8.00pm on Monday 5 February at the Civic Centre in Castlemaine. Cost is $20. Register or find out about other upcoming workshops at the Business Resources section of Council’s website. Council will also hold the Show me the Money information session from 8.45am to 11.00am on Tuesday 6 February to help local businesses learn more about grants available from the Victorian Government. For more information contact Eva Parkin on e.parkin@mountalexander.vic.gov.au or 5471 1805.

Community grants program now open

Community grants of up to $3,000 are available to local incorporated and not-for-profit groups to support local events, activities or projects that align with Council objectives. Applications close at 4.00 pm on Friday 23 February. Find out more at www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/CommunityGrants or phone Rebecca Smith on 5471 1744.

Apply for Land Management Rate

Applications are open for the Land Management Rate. This special rate category is available to properties rated as a farm in the 2017/2018 financial year and are more than 20 hectares (49 acres) in size, or operate a farm business. Owners must commit to undertake specified environmental management activities on the property. Successful applicants will receive a 20 percent reduction off the general property rate for three financial years. To find out more or to apply visit www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/lmr or phone 5471 1700. Applications close on Friday 2 March.

Tarrengower Ward by-election

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) is conducting a by-election for the vacancy in the Tarrengower Ward in February. Three candidates have been confirmed. Ballot packs were posted between Tuesday 30 January and Thursday 1 February to voters enrolled in the Tarrengower Ward. Completed ballot papers must be postmarked or received by the Returning Officer by 6.00pm, Friday 16 February when voting closes. If you have not received your ballot papers or will be absent during the voting period contact the VEC on 131 832. For more information about the candidates visit www.vec.vic.gov.au.

This public notice was published in the Tarrangower Times on Friday 2 February 2018.

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