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Shopfront facelifts for Bass Coast Businesses

09/12/2021

The Victorian Government is backing businesses across the Bass Coast to revitalise their shop fronts and welcome back more visitors to the region.

Several businesses are set to receive $2,000 Shopfront Improvement Rebates in Wonthaggi’s town centre.

The rebates are being provided through a $50,000 investment from the $10 million Regional Recovery Fund and supported by the Bass Coast Shire Council.

The funding will provide practical support for Bass Coast’s retail, hospitality and tourism businesses to entice more locals and visitors back to shopping strips to get them spending more money locally, as the state opens up.

The rebates will be used for a range of purposes including new signage, fresh paint, repairs, awnings, better accessibility and other shopfront improvements. Successful applicants are expected to complete the improvements by May next year, with more recipients to be announced soon.

Family-owned Wonthaggi business Foons Photography is among more than 40 successful recipients, alongside Thai restaurant Souvanny and retail store Vortex, Surf and Skate.

The Victorian Government is also working with East Gippsland Shire Council to offer similar support to the main street businesses which have faced the dual challenges of recovering from the 2019-20 bushfires and the pandemic.

The $10 million Regional Recovery Fund is investing in priority projects that create jobs, encourage visitors and support local community needs. It is part of the Labor Government’s almost $30 billion record investment across regional and rural Victoria since 2015.

The full list of successful applicants is below:

Successful applicants:

Organisation

Suburb/Town

Latitude Trading

San Remo

Collectable Antiques

Cowes

Bronwyn Zoe Van Der Heyden

Cowes

Marios bistro

San Remo

Foons photo graphics

Wonthaggi

Offshore Design Furniture & Homewares

Cowes

beand san remo

San Remo

That Eco PLACE

Inverloch

TYDE

Cowes

The Lazy Wave Phillip Island

Cowes

Kilcunda Ocean View Motel / Ocean Reach Pty Ltd

Kilcunda

Ocean Reach Brewing

Cowes

Grenache Pty Ltd

Cowes

Gelato Al Mare

Inverloch

The Wooli Tavern

Cape Woolamai

Souvanny Thai Restaurant

Wonthaggi

Vortex Surf & Skate Pty Ltd

Wonthaggi

Kids Play Toys

Cowes

island burger bar

Cape Woolamai

The Goldsmith's Studio

San Remo

Gippsland Building Approvals Pty Ltd

Wonthaggi

Food and Liquor Xpress (Katandra Holdings)

Cape Woolamai

ISLAND ORGANICS

Newhaven

P.M Cunninham & S Cunningham T/A Island Surf Shack

Cowes

Art fusion Gallery

Anderson

www.kellyandgemelli.com

San Remo

Coastal Independence & Mobility/P& V Trading Pty Ltd

Wonthaggi

Bani's Restaurant & Bar

Cowes

COWES CURRY CLUB

COWES

Shorelec Electrical Wholesalers

San Remo

Kesari enterprise pty ltd

Cowes

Host Easy BnB

Cowes

Universe Motors Proprietary Limited

Cowes

Craigendale Pty Ltd - IGA Arcade, collaboration of three businesses - Headline Hair Design - Buon Appetito Pasta,  - SYLK Skin and beauty

Wonthaggi

Craigendale Pty Ltd

Wonthaggi

Harvey’s Automotive Refinishing

Inverloch

Anything goes

Cowes

A Do with A View Hair and Beauty Salon

Cowes

Studio 3922

Cowes



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