Business in Yarra

Yarra Council is committed to building and supporting a strong local economy that provides for an innovative and sustainable community.

There are more than 13,600 businesses operating within the municipality, making Yarra home to one of the largest economies in metropolitan Melbourne.

Council’s Economic Development Unit aims to support the local business community, enhance and promote the municipality as a visitor destination and foster a co-operative culture within Council in its dealings with the business community.

Draft Economic Development Strategy - Have your say

Council is seeking feedback from local businesses and the wider community on the draft Economic Development Strategy. 

The draft strategy provides a framework for how Council can best support economic development, foster greater investment and jobs growth in Yarra over the next five years.

To have your say visit the draft Economic Development Strategy webpage

Feedback is due by Monday 15 September 2014.


BRAINfoodforBusiness - professional development and training

Council offers a range of networking, training and professional development opportunities through its BRAINfoodforBusiness Program.

Visit the BRAINfoodforBusiness Events Calendar to find out about upcoming opportunities.


Newsletter for local businesses

Council sends out a short weekly email newsletter to local businesses, filled with news about local issues and events, and information from government and industry bodies.

If you would like to subscribe to have the newsletter emailed directly to you each month, please sign up online.

Further information
Kim Swinson
Coordinator – Economic Development
9205 5303





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