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Hepburn Shire is committed to strong economic development in the region and has a genuine interest in establishing long term relationships with potential developers.

The Shire offers a diverse range of development opportunities and encourages developments that are ecologically sustainable and based on sound environmental principles.

Several of these opportunities lie in the expansion and further development of the forestry industry, private plantation forestry and research and development in temperate eucalyptus technology utilising the existing educational and training facilities located in Creswick.

There are also opportunities in the development of resort/tourist related businesses, as well as holistic health facilities, expertise and products.

Further opportunities exist in tourism product development beyond accommodation and dining such as gourmet foods, recreational opportunities and service oriented businesses related to tourism.

Hepburn Shire has a well established arts community with a broad range of skills offering a unique opportunity for arts development across all media.

Opportunities also exist in the development of high value horticulture, viticulture and organic food crops.

Council will provide assistance to facilitate the establishment of new businesses and the expansion of current businesses and will also coordinate access to information from government agencies.

You may find the External Web Links below useful to look at, as they provide excellent information and advice for small business.

Please click to view the Hepburn Shire Economic Development Business Plan.

Please click to view the Hepburn Shire Business Survey Report 2014.

To subscribe to the Hepburn Shire bi-monthly Economic Development eNews please email - tpatterson@hepburn.vic.gov.au
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Please click to view the Hepburn Shire Council Economic Development Activity Schedule 2014/15

External Web Links
 Business Victoria
 Small Business Tips
 Small Business Mentoring Service
 Australian Competition & Consumer Commission
 Australian Taxation Office
 ezEonline - Website Assistance
 VECCI - Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry
 National Broadband Network
 JobAccess - help and workplace solutions for the employment of people with disability.
 Australian Business Licence and Information Service (ABLIS)
 Small Business Assistance Program
 Tourism E-Kit
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