North Sunshine Industrial Area
We have successfully used special charges to fund the construction of roads, stormwater drainage, water mains and sewer mains in the North Sunshine Industrial Estate – across 508 properties. The estimated cost of these works, in 2003, was $18.1 million.
The physical works for all stages have now been completed. Stage 3 is currently on maintenance. The final cost of the works will be calculated once we resolve all contractual and land acquisition matters.
Marketing and Business Development Special Rates
We work proactively to support the establishment of representative Business Associations in Town Centres to drive local leadership and business growth and development.
Two special rate schemes have been established to fund marketing and business development programs in St Albans and Sunshine town centres.
The programs provide secure funds which Council collects and provides to the Business Associations to employ a marketing coordinator and deliver ongoing marketing and business development programs.
We also provide additional business planning support and overall program administration.
Visit our Special Rate Charge Schemes for Marketing Promotion and Business Development in Town Centres page for more information on how we work with Business Associations to progress marketing and business development.
St Albans Marketing and Business Development Special Rate
The St Albans Marketing and Business Development Special Rate (Special Rate) commenced on 1 January 2014 and ended on 31 December 2018. The Special Rate was successfully renewed for a five and half year period from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2024.
The Special Rate will collect $61,832.23 for the period of 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019, then increasing 2 per cent to collect $127,184.69 in its first full year for the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020. It will then continue to increase by 2% each year, raising in total an amount of $723,706.45 over the period of the Scheme.
Council has a funding agreement with the St Albans Business Association Group which establishes the condition of expenditure including a Business Plan and a Marketing Plan submitted each year outlining how the funds will be spent.
For more information contact the St Albans Place Manager via STATownCentre@brimbank.vic.gov.au or 9249 4355.
Sunshine Marketing and Business Development Special Rate
The Sunshine Marketing and Business Development Special Rate (Special Rate) commenced on 1 July 2013 and ended 30 June 2018. The Special Rate was successfully renewed for a five-year period from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2023 collecting $135,283.09 in its first year, increasing at a rate of 2% per annum.
Council has a funding agreement with the Sunshine Business Association which establishes the condition of expenditure including that a Marketing and Business Development Plan is submitted each year along with a detailed budget outlining how the funds will be spent.
For more information contact the Sunshine Place Manager via firstname.lastname@example.org or 9249 4368.