Victoria Minister for Innovation Services and Small Business Louise Asher
Coalition Announces Extra Business Support In Melbourne’s West
Victor P Taffa
Minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business Louise Asher today officially opened the Western Metropolitan Victorian Government Business Office (VGBO) in Tottenham.
Ms. Asher said the opening of the expanded facilities marked a new era of grassroots business engagement across the west that would not only benefit local enterprise, but encourage and support jobs growth.
“The Western Metropolitan Region plays a key role in Victoria’s economic growth and is one of Australia’s most significant growth corridors. It is also a key Victorian manufacturing, transport and logistics centre.” Ms. Asher said.
“Businesses here are doing a tremendous job in the face of significant challenges and this new VGBO will help the Coalition Government to support them in a much more direct and effective way.”
“The new Tottenham office will be an important first point of contact for businesses in the region seeking to invest, export and resolve issues relating to business growth.”
“The VGBO is the base for a team of Business Development Managers who will meet face-to-face with companies. The office also houses representatives from Regional Development Australia, Skills Victoria, and the Industry Capability Network, offering a seamless approach to service delivery across the region.” Ms. Asher said.
“The key to improving our global competitiveness is boosting our productivity at the enterprise level. To facilitate this we will be building enduring relationships with Victorian businesses through our new Business Engagement Model.”
“The office is being staffed by professionally trained Business Development Managers.”
“They will also gather business intelligence that will help us to develop policy, improve the operating environment for industry and aid in advocacy at the national level.” Ms. Asher said.
The Western Metropolitan Victorian Government Business Office is located at 67 Ashley Street, Tottenham VIC 3012. Western businesses can contact the VGBO on (03) 9334 1300.