Business Advisory Group

Swan Street

The Business Advisory Group provides strategic advice to Council on issues that affect the business community. 

Business Advisory Group Nominations

Council has sought Expressions of Interest from local business operators interested in joining the Yarra Business Advisory Group.

We have one of the largest and most diverse business communities in Victoria, being home to more than 13,621 businesses. 

The Business Advisory Group provides strategic advice to Council on issues that affect the business community and meet quarterly.

Nominations have now closed for the group and we will announce an update shortly.

For further information please refer to the group’s Terms of Reference or contact

Kim Swinson
9205 5303
kim.swinson@yarracity.vic.gov.au

 

The aims of the Business Advisory Group (BAG) include:

  • Capitalising on the knowledge, experience and skill available in Yarra’s large and dynamic local business community to assist Council with the implementation of the objectives in the Yarra Economic Development Strategy
  • Raising the profile of the business community in Council activities and planning to support the significant contribution made to our local economy
  • Ensuring that a key sector of the community is provided with an appropriate communication mechanism with Council; and
  • Providing strategic advice to Council on issues that affect the business community.

Councillor representatives include:

Cr James Searle

Cr Jackie Fristacky

 

Business representatives include:

Robert Blair, Director, Rbi Architects

Nikki Calcraft, Owner/Director, Eternal Events

Gary Wertheimer, Director, GIW Environmental Solutions

Dr John Ballard, Associate Vice Chancellor, Australian Catholic University

Paul Khumra, Healthcare Plus Australia

Louis Raunik, Director, Icon Construction

Malcolm Wells, Executive Director Operational Projects, Epworth Healthcare

David Lawson, Executive Director/Chief Financial Officer, Compumedics

Arthur Keramitsis, Director, Keramitsis & Co

Chris Brown, Store Manager, IKEA Richmond

Shini Pararajasingham, Director, Off the Kerb Gallery

Saba Alemayoh, Owner, Saba’s Ethiopian Restaurant

Joe Esposito, Owner/Manager Bank of Queensland Collingwood

Jessica Kerr, Solicitor,  Sinclair + May

Mark Ryan, Director/Owner, Eureka Coffee & Growers Espresso

Tran Du, Founder, Two Square Pegs


 

Further information
Yarra City Council
9205 5555

 

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