Business News

Small Business Workshops

Business Planning Essentials- June 15, 2016
5:30-9pm, Traralgon Service Centre
Business planning helps us to think ahead to identify and avoid future issues and discover new opportunities. A good business plan can be a vital tool when seeking finance, leasing premises, getting permits and engaging staff. 

For more info and to book:

Visit Latrobe City's Eventbrite page or contact:

Business Development Team
Latrobe City Council
1300 367 700

Gain, maintain and retain customers

The Business Development team has engaged Competitive Edge to deliver eSuccess, a group training program through Grow Your Business funding.

New streamlined website for business programmes and services

The Department of Industry has produced a new website to simplify and streamlined information and services provided by the Australian Government.

Launched on 1 July 2014, the Single Business Service will streamline the way businesses access industry information and services by putting their needs first, providing quality and consistent services at the lowest possible cost.

Single Business Service assistance is available to all Australian businesses and consists of a consolidated online presence accessible any time and anywhere, hotline support and a face-to-face business services to businesses.

Support includes information for businesses that is easy to find and understand, tailored advice for businesses when they choose to access it, and direct links to Australian Government programmes and services, including the new Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Programme.

For more information, please visit AusIndustry or phone 13 28 46.


Economic Development Strategy

The adopted Strategy(PDF, 3MB) is divided into two themes, the first positions Latrobe City as the “Engineering Capital of Australia” and a “nuts and bolts” focus on a range of day to day services designed to underpin economic development. 

Employment and Industry Survey

Over 300 local businesses responded to the 2013 Employment and Industry Survey, which provided information on recent trends, issues impacting businesses and future expectations for sales growth and capital investment.

For a copy of the report and to find out about the Latrobe business environment, call 1300 367 700.

Gippsland Regional Plan

The Gippsland Regional Plan (GRP) is a long-term strategic plan that aims to manage the emerging challenges in our region to shape a successful future. The GRP analyses the region's economic, social and environmental challenges and trends, and sets a strategic vision for Gippsland with priority areas for action.

It is the product of the combined efforts of Gippsland's local governments, State Government departments, key business and community representations and the Gippsland Committee of Regional Development Australia.

Delivery of the Gippsland Regional Plan will drive Gippsland's future prosperity as it increasingly becomes the region of choice to live, work, invest and visit.

Gippsland Freight Strategy

The Gippsland Freight Strategy has been developed in collaboration with local Councils, State Government agencies and industry. The Gippsland Freight Strategy seeks to deliver a range of benefits, including reduced operating costs for business; a stronger regional economic base; increased safety on the region’s transport network; enhanced desirability of Gippsland as a lifestyle and investment destination; and improved local and regional environments.