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South Gippsland Shire Council uses COVID-19 Outdoor Activation Fund to assist local businesses and communities recovery

South Gippsland Shire Council is undertaking a number of initiatives to assist local businesses and communities to recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

By news@gippsland - 6th April 2022 - Back to News

Developed with funding support from the Victorian government's Outdoor Activation Fund, the activities aim to support industries that were impacted by COVID restrictions and assist businesses to operate in a COVIDSafe outdoor setting. The first activity to be delivered as part of the program is food registration discounts for 360 businesses.

The footpath refresh in three South Gippsland townships has been funded as part of the Victorian Government's Outdoor Activation Program to enhance footpaths and support businesses

The footpath refresh in three South Gippsland townships has been funded as part of the Victorian government's Outdoor Activation Program to enhance footpaths and support businesses

The discounts are a small, but effective, way to help businesses to reduce their operating costs. The total value of the food registration subsidies is approximately $47,000. The cost of footpath trading permits for 2022/23 will also be reduced as part of the assistance program.

Main street areas revitalisation

Another project already underway is the revitalisation of main street areas in Mirboo North, Korumburra and Foster. Using high-pressure cleaning equipment, a contractor has been busy cleaning footpaths and street furniture in the three towns, making them more inviting to use and complementing outdoor dining areas. More activities are planned and will be delivered progressively over the next few months.

South Gippsland Shire Mayor, Mohya Davies said, "The COVID-19 Outdoor Activation Fund has helped council to undertake a number of projects that support local businesses and communities. The footpath revitalisation has certainly made a difference in the selected towns, with before and after images highlighting the transformation."

"We are currently investigating whether the program can be rolled out to other main street areas. There are a number of other activities that will be delivered as part of the Outdoor Activation Fund, including new exhibition (art) cubes and an extension to the Eat Local, Shop Local campaign." Mayor Davies said.

Pictures from South Gippsland Shire Council Facebook page.


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