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Celebrate and shop locally in Latrobe CIty as part of Main Streets of Australia Week from 16 to 22 May 2022
Latrobe City Council is celebrating Main Streets of Australia Week from 16 - 22 May, encouraging the community to support small businesses by shopping local.
Main Streets of Australia is a national campaign that shines a light on the significant contribution that small businesses have on the fabric of their communities. As part of the Main Streets of Australia Week celebrations in Latrobe City, council is giving the community the chance to share in $2,000 worth of Latrobe City Gift cards.
From May 16 - May 22 Latrobe City Council will be running a local radio broadcast campaign, along with newspaper and social media awareness
Support for the community
To enter, all you need to do is make a purchase of any amount at participating businesses across Latrobe City and fill out the entry form on the council website. Mayor of Latrobe City Cr Kellie O'Callaghan said, "Main Streets of Australia Week is an important reminder to us all to support businesses in our own backyard. Even before the impacts of COVID, our local businesses have faced competition from online shopping and larger retailers."
"Businesses within our main streets and town centres make an enormous contribution to both the community and the nation as a whole. It is for this reason we need to ensure the success and survival of these precincts across Latrobe City."
"These businesses are the lifeblood of our community, collectively providing a huge number of jobs, especially to those that rely on local or flexible work, supporting local sporting groups and schools as well as building connections and providing safe spaces." Mayor O'Callaghan said.
TRFM's street team, along with kids' activities and live local performers will also feature in the following towns across the week:
- Churchill, Monday 16 May, 11am - 1pm
- Morwell, Tuesday 17 May, 11am - 1pm
- Moe, Thursday 19 May, 10am - 1pm
- Traralgon, Saturday 21 May, 9am - 12pm
For more information about Main Streets of Australia Week activities in Latrobe City, visit 'Main Streets of Australia Week in Latrobe City' page.
Pictures from Latrobe City Council Facebook page.
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