Stronger Associations Program

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The Economic Development unit collaborates with a number of business and tourism associations in the Shire including StawellBiz, St Arnaud Community Action Network, Halls Gap Tourism, East Grampians Tourism Association, Grampians Winemakers and Grampians Produce Group

In the 2016/17 financial year, Council contributed $37,000 in financial assistance to business and tourism associations across the Shire to support them to achieve their strategic projects for the year.

Council is currently establishing a Stronger Associations Funding policy to ensure the provision of funding to business and tourism associations is:

  • equitable and transparent;
  • aligned with the 2017-2021 Council Plan objectives and deliverables; and
  • aligned with regional priorities.

For information about Council's Stronger Associations Program, please contact the Economic Development unit at or phone (03) 5358 8700.