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SA Government accelerates local jobs and business
South Australians will be able to enjoy an indoor meal with a glass of wine at restaurants and cafes from Friday 22 May.
From Friday 22 May, all cafes and restaurants will be permitted to seat up to a total of 20 patrons (10 inside and 10 outside) as well as sell alcohol to diners.
And from Friday 5 June, all pubs across the state will be permitted to open giving hardworking hoteliers and their patrons a much-needed economic and morale boost ahead of the long weekend.
Emerging Business Training
Upcoming training and webinars for business are emerging daily. Council will provide links as we are advised of opportunities and broadcast them on this page, so please check in regularly for updates.
- Bringing you staff back - COVID-19 - Wednesday 20 May
- Unburdening you business from COVID-19 - Monday 25 May
- Running a business in the new normal - COVID-19 - Wednesday 27 May
- Managing Transport and Logistics - 26 to 28 May – 9:00am to 10:30am (over 3 sessions)
- Series 4 – Goods Exporting - 15 to 18 June - 9:30am to 11:30am each day (over 4 sessions)
- Series 5 – Services Exporting – 23 to 25 June – 9:30am to 11:30am each day (over 3 sessions)
- Advancing your website through online marketing - Tuesday 19 May
- Australian Tourism Data Warehouse - Tuesday 26 May
- COVID-19 Survival and Recovery - Self-Guided Online Course
- How to Apply for Tourism Grants - Online Recording
Beyond COVID-19 - The future of the workplace by Flinders University - Thursday 21 May
The program is delivered by the Ai Group on behalf of the South Australian Government to support export growth. It integrates online delivery and resources, using tools such as a digital learning platform, webinars and video conferencing and also offers access to high quality coaching and mentoring specialists.
Farmers2Founders - Grains Research and Development Corporation - Tuesday 26 May or Thursday 28 May
Virtual Growers as Innovators workshops for producers who are interested in working on agtech solutions with others.
New Business in Alexandrina
If you have a business or are looking at starting one in the Alexandrina area, there are some key areas of Council that will be able to assist you:
By-Laws and Policies Businesses may need to be mindful of relevant Council By-Laws or Policies such as the Moveable Signs By-Law, the Local Government Land By-Law or policies such as the Signs, Banners and Flags Policy.* Please note that following the COVID-19 Pandemic, Council will consider flexibility of our moveable signs policy, please contact us if you have any queries.
Environmental Health Businesses are included under public health legislation and may need to engage with our environmental health staff on issues like wastewater, food safety and trade waste. Further information can be found at the Environmental Health pages.
Infrastructure and Engineering Services Council is often undertaking infrastructure and engineering projects in the Alexandrina region. Sometimes these may affect streets that pass businesses. Further information about infrastructure projects can be found at: www.alexandrina.sa.gov.au/projects
Planning and Development Have you thought about whether you need a Development Approval for the business that you are about to commence? If not please visit our Planning and Development page to found out more about change of use applications or the construction of a new building.
NBN The National Broadband Network is in the Alexandrina region. Further information can be found at: www.alexandrina.sa.gov.au/NBN
Tourism and Events Tourism is a key industry for Alexandrina. It is supported through the operation of Visitor Information Centres at Goolwa and Strathalbyn.
Further information about Tourism can be found at: www.visitalexandrina.com
View the Alexandrina Tourism & Visitor Strategy 2017-2022 here.