Latrobe City Council is celebrating Main Streets of Australia Week from 16 – 22 May, encouraging the community to support small businesses by shopping local.
Main Streets of Australia is a national campaign that shines a light on the significant contribution that small businesses have on the fabric of their communities.
As part of the Main Streets of Australia Week celebrations in Latrobe City, Council is giving the community the chance to share in $2,000 worth of Latrobe City Gift cards.
To enter, all you need to do is make a purchase of any amount at participating businesses across Latrobe City and fill out the entry form on the Council website.
“Main Streets of Australia Week is an important reminder to us all to support businesses in our own backyard. Even before the impacts of COVID, our local businesses have faced competition from online shopping and larger retailers,” said Mayor of Latrobe City Cr Kellie O’Callaghan.
“Businesses within our main streets and town centres make an enormous contribution to both the community and the nation as a whole. It is for this reason we need to ensure the success and survival of these precincts across Latrobe City.
“These businesses are the lifeblood of our community, collectively providing a huge number of jobs, especially to those that rely on local or flexible work, supporting local sporting groups and schools as well as building connections and providing safe spaces,” said the Mayor.
TRFM's street team, along with kids’ activities and live local performers will also feature in the following towns across the week:
- Churchill, Monday 16 May, 11am – 1pm
- Morwell, Tuesday 17 May, 11am – 1pm
- Moe, Thursday 19 May, 10am – 1pm
- Traralgon, Saturday 21 May, 9am – 12pm
For more information about Main Streets of Australia Week activities in Latrobe City, visit: https://www.latrobe.vic.gov.au/Council/events/Main_Streets_of_Australia_Week_in_Latrobe_City