Seizing our opportunities to grow business together

Published on 22 July 2020

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Stonnington is well-known for being a desirable place to live, work and visit. Famous suburbs such as Armadale, Glen Iris, Kooyong, Malvern, Prahran, South Yarra, Toorak and Windsor are serviced by many retail precincts – from active high streets and smaller villages to medium and large-scale shopping centres.

North Ward Councillor Marcia Griffin said Stonnington’s precincts have evolved and reinvented themselves over time. Cr Griffin said she believed reinvention would continue due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"Business – especially small business – is the lifeblood of any community and needs to feel welcome, understood and supported by its Council."

"We recently launched See Opportunity, a partnership with precinct associations and local businesses, using case studies, stakeholder engagement, interviews, webcasts and workshops," she said.

"I am proud to say Council is united in our commitment to our local economy and to making local businesses prosper during the changes and upheaval in the retail environment.

"We must attract, retain and activate businesses so that they can be successful and resilient," she said.

Cr Griffin said Council encouraged innovation and entrepreneurship. "The pandemic has hit business hard and we need to nurture the next generation and help build resilience."

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