Salvos benefit from candidates lunch

Oct 20 / Michael Schubert
The Business Victor Harbor council candidates Q&A forum was held at the Hotel Grosvenor on Friday, October 14 and it was a huge success with more than $8000 raised for the Salvation Army as reported in this week’s edition of The Fleurieu Sun.

Organiser of the event Rob Heaslip said the day was bigger than he expected. “We must thank the candidates for coming along and the business community for supporting the event, in particular Business Victor Harbor,” Rob said.

Executive Officer of Business Victor Harbor (BVH) Colin Shearing said the majority of the candidates were positive regarding being elected and the majority were positive regarding their intentions if elected.

“The proof will be in the pudding and as they say actions speak louder than words,” Colin said.

“BVH will no doubt be able to work with the newly elected members. BVH will continue to lobby and advocate to the council in the interests of the regional business community.

“There appears to be an interesting and diverse spread of candidates.”

Colin said BVH needed high level leadership, plus an elected council that was in a strategic ‘headset’ at all times.

“We need council to be looking outwards not inwards. An elected council that will collaborate with all local businesses, increase focus on Victor Harbor’s regional businesses through BVH,” Colin said.

“Council must always consider and work with the business community’s position with regards to matters of interest particularly planning; costs of doing business; sustainability (inclusive of Circular Economy and Investment and Attraction); procurement and local employment, workforce development, skills and training.”

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