|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.
|ACCC - Shopping online |
All your usual consumer rights apply when you shop with an Australian online business. Those rights may also apply when you buy from an overseas online business although you might find it difficult to get a repair, replacement or refund because the business is not based in Australia. Further information can be found here.
ACCC releases guidance about online product reviews
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is addressing misleading conduct related to fake online reviews, by releasing best practice guidance about online product reviews for businesses and review platforms. Further information can be found here.
Artorios Ink director and manager to pay $100,000 for ink cartridge scams
The Federal Court has ordered Tuan Nguyen, the sole director, and Thuan Nguyen, the sales manager, of Artorios Ink (now in liquidation) to pay a penalty of $50,000 each after they admitted to being knowingly concerned in contraventions of the Australian Consumer Law. Tuan Nguyen and Thuan Nguyen admitted to acting deliberately to mislead and deceive small businesses to generate ink cartridge sales. For more information, click here.