Shire launches local business and economic support package


The Mornington Peninsula Shire has developed a comprehensive business support package designed to help the local community through the unprecedented effects of COVID-19.

The package includes a range of innovative support initiatives including a Business Concierge Service, ‘Supporting Local Business’ campaign, advocacy to State and Federal departments, fast tracking of approvals and compliance matters, temporary cessation of fees and charges, support for local contractors and rate and rent relief options for those in Council properties.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Cr Sam Hearn said the COVID-19 pandemic is having a major impact on many businesses with our community.

“Whilst Council acknowledges that the predominant source of funding and support for the economy is at the State and Federal level, there are many actions we can take to support our businesses in light of the fast-changing environment and impacts at a local level”.

“Some of these support measures will immediately put up to half a million dollars back into the business community. Others such as speeding up payments to our suppliers and contractors will inject money into the local economy sooner, assisting with the cash flow, general business liquidity and the ability to keep people employed.”

“We believe this package strikes the right balance of fairness, responsibility, relief and compassion so that we can get through these unprecedented challenges together”.

The Shire will continue to monitor the situation, work with the business community and develop this initiative over the coming months.

The key pillars of this package include:

Business Concierge

A central contact point in the Shire to help guide and assist businesses to obtain the information they need and to help businesses navigate through information, permit and registration processes.

Phone 5950 1000 or 1300 850 600 or email

Business Information

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