Supporting local business

Supporting local business

As our community adjusts to health advice to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by staying home they are increasing their connection to local goods and services through digital devices. The Claremont Town Centre (CTC) project has responded by increasing online activity and sharing the new business models being implemented by our CTC business community across the Facebook page @claremonttownentre , Instagram #claremonttowncentre
 
In recent weeks these platforms have experienced an increase in followers and engagement as people rally to support their local businesses.

To assist us help you;

  • Send your business modelling updates (new services, hours, delivery, sales, special offers etc) and let us know if you need any support or advice by emailing ctc@claremont.wa.gov.au
  • Follow, like and share @claremonttowncentre #claremonttowncentre and provide us with updates of your business so we can continue to promote them for you.

Small Business Development Corporation


In addition to supporting your online promotions, the Town of Claremont has a strong partnership with the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC), who is the best source of reliable and accurate information for WA businesses.
 
To help you manage your business disruption associated with coronavirus (COVID-19), the SBDC has put together a range of support information focussed on the needs of small business owners. This includes:
 
  • Government and financial support packages
  • Restrictions on business activities and social gatherings
  • How to prepare your business
  • Employer obligations
  • Support and advisory services
  • Free online webinars
  • Free online learning portal

Click here to access this list of support services.
 

Australian Government's small business stimulus/relief packages

 
Since 12 March 2020, the Australian Government has announced several stimulus and relief packages, designed to sustain small businesses through the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and keep employees in work. The government has stated that the measures are temporary, targeted and scalable. The main areas of support relevant to small businesses to date are:
  • New JobKeeper Payment (announced 30 March)
  • Moratorium on evictions (announced 29 March)
  • Expanded eligibility for job seeker payment for sole traders (announced 30 March)
  • Early access to superannuation (updated 22 March)
  • Additional payments for employers to retain staff (announced 22 March)
  • Greater leniency for insolvency and bankruptcy (announced 22 March)
  • Cash low payment for employers (announced 12 March, increased 22 March)
  • SME Guarantee Scheme (updated 22 March)
  • Wage subsidy for apprentices and trainees (announced 12 March)
  • Increase in the instant asset write-off threshold announced 12 March)
  • Accelerated depreciation for investments (announced 12 March)
  • Other Measures
  • Tax Relief
  • Banking relief announcement
  • WA coronavirus relief package 

To assist business navigate the support put in place by State and Federal Governments the SBDC has developed a comprehensive information page with links to the relevant sites. This site is being updated as new information is released and we encourage you to click here to visit this page regularly for the latest updates.
 

What is the Claremont Town Centre Project?

The Claremont Town Centre (CTC) project is a joint initiative between the town centre business community and the Town of Claremont to support local economic and social development.

The project gains direction and support from the Claremont Town Centre Advisory Committee, which is made up of five CTC business representatives and four Council representatives. 

It is funded annually through a specified area rate for commercial properties located within the area bordered by north of Stirling Highway, east of Stirling Road, south of Gugeri Street and west of Leura Avenue.

The key objectives of the project include increasing visibility and brand awareness of the CTC through the development  and delivery of marketing campaigns, programs and events, which supports Claremont as the premier place to shop, dine and be entertained.

Project activities are implemented by the Claremont Town Centre Project Officer who can be contacted at 9285 4300 or ctc@claremont.wa.gov.au

Claremont Town Centre Business Assistance

Claremont Town Centre – Marketing Toolkit for Businesses

This toolkit has been developed to assist businesses to leverage, promote and grow the Claremont Town Centre brand as we aim to make Claremont the premier place to shop, dine and be entertained.

Download for Claremont Town Centre Marketing Toolkit for Businesses

Claremont Town Centre – Business Listing

All businesses within the Claremont Town Centre are eligible to have a store listing on the Claremont Town Centre website. New businesses or existing businesses with changes in opening hours or store details can submit their business listings by downloading the following form and returning it to ctc@claremont.wa.gov.au.

Download for Claremont Town Centre Business Listing

Claremont Town Centre – Business Listing

Businessesoperating with the Claremont Town Centre are encouraged to subscribe to the monthly newsletter to keep up to date on promotional opportunities, business workshops and latest news.
To be added to the subscription list email ctc@claremont.wa.gov.au providing a contact name, business name, address, phone and email detials.

Website Advertising Request

Businesses within the Claremont Town Centre are invited to list their special offers, sales and discounts on the Claremont Town Centre website. Please complete the form and return to ctc@claremont.wa.gov.au.

Download for Website Advertising Request Form

Small Business Friendly Local Government


As part of our commitment to supporting our local business community, Town of Claremont has signed the Small Business Friendly Local Governments Charter.

This initiative, developed by the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC), formally recognises local governments that are demonstrating, or working towards, ‘better practice’ in engaging with their small business community. By signing the Charter we have committed to small businesses by: 

·        offering enhanced customer service
·         reducing red tape
·         making on-time payments
·         introducing other activities to improve the operating environment for small businesses in our area

The Town of Claremont is proud to be ‘small business friendly’. 
For more information about the Small Business Friendly Local Governments initiative please click here to visit the SBDC website. 
To view our Small Business Charter, click here.