City businesses will welcome today’s State Government’s $12 million package aimed at getting people back into the Perth CBD and Northbridge.
The main part of the package is a $4m event grants program, which will be offering funding of up to $100,000 for eligible businesses, property owners and not-for-profits to run a wide range of events such as markets, long-table dinners, live music performances, and food and wine events.
As part of the grants program, successful recipients will be able to apply to the State Government for the use of locations such as Elizabeth Quay, Yagan Square and the Cultural Centre Precinct.
The Government says the $7m it will spend on on re-activating and revitalising Yagan Square will include a significant revamp of the Market Hall precinct.
Not-for-profit organisation Activate Perth, which works with entrepreneurs and small businesses to activate empty and unused building spaces throughout the CBD, will also receive $1m.
The event grants will be available for 12 months from July 1 through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries; applications open next month.
The State will undertake an awareness campaign, providing information to eligible applicants on how they can access event grants.
On Tuesday this week, the Government said most requirements around proof of vaccination and mask-wearing would be removed from 12:01am Friday April 29, whereby masks are encouraged but not mandatory and the two-square-metre rule for venues no longer applies.
Helping CBD businesses bounce back
Perth businesses can benefit from CCIWA’s business expertise and services with the offer of six months’ free membership as part of the latest stage of the City of Perth’s ‘Bounce Back’ initiative.
Under Perth City’s COVID-19 recovery package, launched with CCIWA earlier this month, eligible city-based businesses will have access to CCIWA’s collective business knowledge base, including:
- Unlimited access to our Employee Relations advice line (ERAC)
- Access to Business Toolbox — our collective business knowledge base
- COVID-19 Business Continuity Assessment
- Member rates for HR Management Kits and Guides
- Member rates for eLearning Modules and eLearning for Teams
- Member rates for Training Courses
- Member rates on our Advisory Services
For businesses who take up this support, CCIWA will also provide a City of Perth COVID webinar and Q&A.