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Business Support

Business ActivitiesThe City of Victor Harbor administers a number of business units and programs that assist in the area of business development.

Economic Development Division

The City of Victor Harbor’s Economic Development Division deliver a range of functions including, business engagement, economic development projects, co-ordination of targeted training and business advisory services.  Council’s administration are continuing to improve how it engages with local business with a range of projects planned in this space.

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Mainstreet Program

The City of Victor Harbor’s Mainstreet program is designed to activate the Mainstreet Precinct – a strategic local business environment.  The program engages with the various businesses located within the Victor Harbor Mainstreet Precinct while delivering a range of projects that support the promotion of the precinct. 

Council are currently delivering on a Mainstreet Masterplan that involves a seven stage re-development of the Mainstreet Precinct, including Ocean Street, Coral Street, McKinlay Street and parts of Albert Place & Stuart Street.  Stage one of the Masterplan is funded and scheduled to commence within the first half of 2016.

Visitor Information Centre

Council operates an accredited Visitor Information Centre with accommodation , tour & attraction booking services.  The Centre provides opportunity for local tourism businesses to promote their product to over 50,000 visitors that pass through the centre doors annually while exposure is available through the official tourism website www.holidayatvictorharbor.com.au .  The Centre is located adjacent the Foreshore Plaza on the Esplanade.

Festivals & Events

The City of Victor Harbor provides significant support to a broad range of Festivals & Events that drive vibrancy and stimulate economic activity within the Victor Harbor community.  Those wishing access Council land, seek sponsorship or advisory assistance for festivals & events occurring in Victor Harbor are encouraged to contact Council’s Festivals & Events Officer on (08) 8551 0500.

Granite Island

The City of Victor Harbor are working in partnership with the Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources to enable ‘pop-up’ vendors to operate on Granite Island.  Further information can be obtained from the Manager of Economic & Tourism Development (08) 8551 0500 or from www.victor.sa.gov.au/graniteisland.

 

Who to contact at Council?

Council’s administration is willing and able assist with a range of business support services.  The following key personnel maybe contacted for additional assistance.

  • Manager Economic & Tourism Development
    Vivienne Holloway
    Types of enquiries: Strategic Directions & Major Project Considerations
    08 8551 0500
  • Economic Projects Co-ordinator
    Mark Przibilla
    Types of enquiries: Business advisory, Project related questions
    08 8551 0500
  • Mainstreet Co-ordinator
    Tiffany Bennett
    Types of enquiries:  Business advisory support for Mainstreet traders, Commercial & promotional opportunities for the Mainstreet Precinct.
    08 8551 0500
  • Visitor Information Centre Co-ordinator
    Heather Mullan
    Types of enquiries:  Visitor Information Centre (VIC) services, selling your tourism product through the VIC, product updates.
    08 8551 0777

The following links may also be helpful.

Development Application Process  - If you are looking build, demolish, or sub divide please refer to our Development Application page.

Selling to Council - Local businesses wishing to be considered for Council related work are encouraged to apply for contractor pre-qualification.  Information about the pre-qualification process is outlined on Council’s website.

Economic Development & Tourism Committee - Council has appointed industry sector representatives to provide advisory support to Council in the area of Economic Development & Tourism.  The committee currently meets on the second Wednesday of the month (with the exception of January).  Minutes, Agendas and Reports posted on Council’s website.

 

Affiliated Groups

Regional Development Australia
Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

4 Angas Place,
Strathalbyn  SA  5255
(entrance behind Strathalbyn Library, 1 Colman Tce)

Ph: 08 8536 9200

www.rdahc.com.au

Regional Development Australia Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu & Kangaroo Island (RDA) is a partnership between the Australian, state and territory and local governments to support the growth and development of Australia's regions. RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu & Kangaroo Island's committee members aim to build partnerships between governments, regional development organisations, local businesses, community groups and key regional stakeholders to provide strategic and targeted responses to economic, environmental and social issues affecting the region.

 

Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism

6 George Main Road
Victor Harbor (by appointment)

Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism is the peak tourism body for the Fleurieu Peninsula region.

Our goal is to promote the destination to increase visitation and expenditure.

Fleurieu Peninsula Tourism are able to assist existing tourism businesses or new start-up tourism businesses with a number of tools and resources.  For one-on-one consultation, please contact Miranda Lang: mirandal@rdahc.com.au    or visit www.fleurieupeninsula.com.au

 

Victor Harbor & Districts Business Association

www.vhba.com.au

 

Business Related Grants

The Council’s administration are constantly reviewing grant funding opportunities that exist for the business sector.  Below are links to some of the more common grant programs offered.  Businesses that require some guidance may contact Council’s Economic Projects Co-ordinator on  8551 0500.

https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/employment-and-finance/financial-support/grants

http://arts.sa.gov.au/

http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/grants_and_assistance

http://www.grantassist.sa.gov.au/business/

http://www.business.gov.au/grants-and-assistance/Pages/default.aspx

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