Golden Plains Shire Council will host a series of business breakfasts with the aim of nurturing local leaders and strengthening the region’s economy.
Announcing a $6,000 grant for the Golden Plains Shire Council to assist with the cost of hosting the breakfasts, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said seven business breakfasts would be held over two years.
“This series of business breakfasts will identify local leaders and expand economic activity in the region,” Ms Tierney said.
“The Business Leaders Breakfast program will provide a new forum in the Shire for business leaders to gather, network and share knowledge without having to commute to other centres.
“It will provide opportunities for large local businesses to develop strategic business partnerships, foster connections with Senior Shire representatives, and enhance leadership capabilities in the Golden Plains region.”
Each breakfast will be themed around a topic of interest to local businesses and a high-calibre speaker will be sought for each event.
Proposed topics include:
• Doing business in a peri-urban region
• Regional Planning
• Securing water for industry
• Carbon Trading
• Regional Development
• Alternative Energy
• Export opportunities for the Golden Plains region
The $6,000 in Victorian Government funding for the $12,000 Business Leaders Breakfast project is being provided to Golden Plains Shire Council out of its Provincial Leaders Development Program.
“The Provincial Leaders Development Program is part of Moving Forward, the Brumby Government’s $502 million plan to make Provincial Victoria the best place to live, work, invest and raise a family,” Ms Tierney said.
“This initiative shows how the Government is working in partnership with local communities to drive new growth and investment opportunities across provincial Victoria.”