|LOCAL GOVERNMENT - THE NEW BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES|
There has been a dramatic change in Local Government tenders in the new Financial Year
as Government moves to stimulate the Economy possibly as a result of an AusIndustry Initiative
In the past month a number of Councils have published tenders for Economic Development
Strategies, Recreation Strategies and Environment Strategies particularly with Water
Here is a selection of 13 Victorian Council Business Consultancy Tenders out of a total of 41
Tenders published by Victorian Councils on Sat 02 Sep 2006.
The Initiative launched by AusIndustry in Jul 2005 was called the "Regulation Reduction
Incentive Fund - RRIF" with $ 50 Million to encourage Councils to apply for grants for
applications that demonstrate
A "sustainable reductions in compliance costs,
B improved opportunities for small and home-based businesses, and
C the potential for application nationally"
Some Councils formed State Consortiums like the Victorian EasyBiz 32 Council Consortium to
apply for a $ 6.2 Million grant to develop an Electronic Hub to provide "sustainable reductions
in compliance costs" although it does not appear to offer "improved opportunities" for
small and home based businesses.
Other Councils also developed stand alone Cost Reduction applications.
Here is a selection of 29 Applications under development by different Councils
The Seminar Papers on Thu 28 Sep will review how the OIC Member developed SME Sports Support
Initiative can assist Australian Councils meet all 3 Objectives of the AusIndustry
The OIC is seeking members in all States to join OIC Local Government Special Interest Group
[LZIG] to support Local SMES and Councils with their Economic Development Strategies
||SME Business Opportunities
||Thu 28 Sep 2006
||16:00 - 18:00
259 George Street
Car: Meters/Car Park
Registration for Seminar - Early Bird by 17:00 Mon 18 Sep 2006