Funding is now available through Sustainability Victoria’s Smarter Resources, Smarter Business program, which is designed to support medium-sized businesses in improving their resource efficiency.
Funding opportunities available include capital funding, resource assessments, implementation planning and funding application support. For more information, visit the Sustainability Victoria website.
Applications are now open for round two of the Manufacturing Productivity Network grant, offering manufacturing networks the opportunity to improve the productivity and
competitiveness of Victorian manufacturing businesses.
Grants are available on a competitive basis and require a financial co-contribution of $1 for every $1 granted. Round two grant applications will close at 5pm on 22 March 2013.
For more information, visit the Business Victoria website or for assistance in preparing a grant application, please contact Council’s Economic Development team on 9217 2278.
Grants of up to $250,000 are available to assist manufacturers in purchasing and integrating new technologies into their operations. The grants are designed to promote growth, productivity and international competitiveness for Victorian manufacturers.
All grants require a co-contribution from the business of 75% and round three grant applications will open on Tuesday 12 March. For more information visit the Business Victoria website or for assistance in preparing a grant application, please contact Council’s Economic Development team on 9217 2278.
Northpoint Enterprise Park tenant, Epping Medical & Specialist Centre currently have some fantastic opportunities for medical practitioners.
Epping Medical and Specialist Centre has brought together a group of general practitioners, medical specialists, diagnostic services and ancillary allied health practitioners who complement each other and strive towards the goal of providing integrated and quality health care services.
The practitioners at the Epping Medical and Specialist Centre are committed to serving the community and ensuring that the health and well being of patients remains paramount. The medical centre is able to offer the best quality health care in the north of Melbourne due to the commitment and dedication of the practitioners.
The Epping Medical & Specialist Centre currently has vacant space available and is looking to grow and expand the current services offered with a range of additional medical (or related) practitioners. There are a range of Sessional Rooms and Suites available, all that can be configured to suit users requirements. The Centre features 432 car parking spaces and an ongoing
commitment to build and develop the most comprehensive medical facility in the North of Melbourne.
Epping Medical & Specialist Centre is looking to expand and develop the services already offered which include: Audiology, Cardiology, General Practise, Gymnasium, Industrial Health, Optometry, Pathology, Pharmacy, Podiatry, Radiotherapy, Radiology, Gastroenterology, Endoscopy, IVF, Neurophysiology, Oncology & Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
There are excellent opportunities for Day Chemotherapy, Ophthalmology, Dental, Speech Pathology, Psychology, Occupational Therapy as well as many other medical or medical related practitioners.
The suburb of Epping is just 18km from Melbourne’s CBD and located within the thriving City of Whittlesea, which has the 2nd largest and 4th fastest growth of all Victorian Municipalities.
The Centre is on Cooper Street, Epping which currently carries in excess of 42,000 vehicles per day. This will increase to 59,000 by 2021.
Congratulations to Northpoint Enterprise Park tenant Edlyn Foods who are the winners of the 2012 Northern Business Achievement Awards.
The Business of the Year Award, sponsored by the Victorian Government, was presented to Mr Andrew Donelly, Managing Director of Edlyn Foods, at the NBAA Grand Finale Breakfast, held on Friday 7 December.
With a history spanning more than 75 years, Edlyn Foods has grown to be recognised as a key supplier to the Australian Foodser
vice Industry, providing beverage, bakery, dessert, condiment and culinary preparations. Edlyn has built a reputation for quality, innovative products and excellence in customer service, through a process of continuous improvement.
Edlyn Foods is a 100% Australian owned and operated company that manufactures it’s products in it’s Epping facility located within Northpoint Enterprise Park.
To find out more about the Awards visit www.nbaa.com.au
Northpoint Enterprise Park, a 126 hectare Business Park located in the growth corridor of Epping to the north of Melbourne, offers a high caliber gauge of the current state of play for Victoria’s commercial and industrial property development economy.
Northpoint Enterprise Park is a 10 year old, joint-venture between the McMullin Group and Robert Scanlon. This partnership has noticed a slow-down in recent years, though maybe not the slow-down that you would expect. Land is still being sold, and properties continue to be developed within the Business Park. The slow-down is really noticeable in the way companies are making their business decisions.
According to McMullin Groups’ Development Director John Purdey “Caution is the overriding emotion in the way people are now approaching business decisions. Due diligence is done and business decision makers
want all details perfect before they will commit. Fortunately with Northpoint this approach and attention-to-detail has always been our focus, so we have been able to continue working with businesses to ensure they are getting the best business outcome.”
The long term development of Northpoint Enterprise Park has been well thought-out and thorough, which has resulted in astute business operators continuing to choose Northpoint Enterprise Park. This ongoing growth and success, where so many seem to be failing, can be attributed to location and quality. Northpoint Enterprise Park occupies a prime location at the full diamond interchange of the Hume Freeway and Cooper Street in Epping, granting immediate access for Northpoint occupants to all parts of Australia. This site is directly opposite the developing new Melbourne Fruit and Wholesale Markets and less than 20 km from Melbourne’s CBD. The focus has always been on attracting top quality tenants which build and maintain quality business premises. As a result, there is a strong stable of International and Australian businesses that call Northpoint Enterprise Park home.
As a testament to Northpoint Enterprise Park’s continued growth and development as a successful business hub they are gearing up to release a further 40 hectares which will be Stage 4B, suitable for Retail, Showrooms, Business and Industrial developments and simultaneously Stage 5, which will attract Commercial, Health Care and Light Industrial developments.
Northpoint Enterprise Park resident New Age Caravans is busily expanding operations, having started construction on their new, modern manufacturing facility. This new development is located alongside New Age Caravan’s current Dealership Showroom on busy Cooper Street, Epping. The new Office/Factory building and expanded facilities for New Age Caravans is in response to their rapidly growing business in Australia’s caravan market. The expansion of New Age Caravans is positive for Northpoint Enterprise Park and the City of Whittlesea with the Company’s employment figures in this location swelling to over 100.
Age Caravan’s Owners Joe and Gabby Barrasso attribute the company’s outstanding growth to a number of factors including; the company’s use of superior manufacturing technologies; having a customer focused approach that includes a high degree of product customisation; creating a modern on-trend product; and having a Showroom located in a high visibility position attracting attention of a lot of passing traffic as well as being easy to access for all current and potential clients.
To find out more about New Age Caravans visit www.newagecaravans.com.au
Eriez Magnetics, a world authority in advanced technology for magnetic, vibratory and inspection applications is soon to make Northpoint Enterprise Park in Epping its new home.
To accommodate its expansion and increased manufacturing capacity, Eriez Magnetics has chosen Northpoint Enterprise Park as the ideal relocation destination. The new facility will improve the efficiency of manufacturing operations, with the increased capacity of their two manufacturing bays, one fitted with two 20 tonne gantry cranes and the other with two 10 tonne
units. Additionally, it will allow Eriez Magnetics to increase their staffing levels to 35, with the recruitment of a CAD Draftsperson and a Minerals Process Engineer.
Northpoint Enterprise Park, located on Cooper St, Epping, already houses a range of international industrial, commercial and retail industry leaders. Well-positioned vacant land is still available within Northpoint, both on Cooper Street and within the Business Park.
For further information on the Northpoint Enterprise Park development contact John Purdey on 0418 320 394
Directly opposite Northpoint Enterprise Park on Copper St, Epping is the relocated Melbourne Markets. The Melbourne Market Relocation project will relocate the Wholesale Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Market from its current Footscray Road home to Epping. The relocation will deliver benefits across the state through vastly improved facilities and logistical arrangements for wholesalers, growers and retailers.
A state of the art rainwater ha
rvesting and re-use system at the new home of the Melbourne Wholesale Markets in Epping will benefit not only future market users but also the local community.
Northpoint Enterprise Park is located within the City of Whittlesea, one of the fastest growing Municipalities in Victoria. Currently home to 170,000 residents, this will grow by 73% to 295,000 by 2031.
Northpoint Enterprise Park benefits from the Councils backing of the Park as a key employment precinct, falling within the Cooper Street Employment Area.
This government back of developing employment in the area is highly ba
cked by their Plan for Epping Central Project. The Plan for Epping Central is a Council-driven project – supported by the Victorian Government – that will transform Epping into a thriving regional centre. This will include:
a revamped shopping precinct
leisure and cultural facilities
new and improved public transport links and bike paths
high-quality office space
As part of the project, we are preparing the Epping Central Structure Plan, which we will use to make decisions about future development in this area. Click here to find out more
Interested in moving your business to the North? Your not the only one! Lots of Australian and international business leaders are moving their business north of Melbourne.
A great resource for business decision makers who are wanting to find out more about what the north of Melbourne has to offer is the NORTH Link websit
e. There is a substantial amount of information about Melbourne’s dynamic north, research, publications as well as other news, events and resources available to businesses.
To find out more…
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