By Mitchell Clarke
A total of 762 businesses in Cardinia and 1663 businesses in Casey have received a $10,000 Business Support Fund grant.
The one-off payment towards operational costs such as salaries and utilities is part of the package which provides payments to eligible businesses which a wages bill below the payroll tax threshold.
Meanwhile, 139 further businesses in Cardinia and 261 in Casey, received full payroll tax roll refunds for the 2019/20 financial year to provide support, totalling $3,621,200 and $7,543,756 per each local government area.
The State Government said the announcements helped tip millions of dollars back in to the Bass electorate.
“The coronavirus pandemic has clearly had a devastating impact on lives and livelihoods – but we’re giving local businesses the support they need to survive,” Bass MP Jordan Crugnale said.
“We’re fighting for every job and every industry to ensure we get through to the other side.”
The Economic Survival Package also includes land tax deferrals for eligible small businesses, rent relief for commercial tenants, and the $500 million Working for Victoria fund to help workers who have lost their jobs find new opportunities.
More than 6,700 workers across the state have already started drawing pay cheques through Working for Victoria.
There are currently 101 jobs available in Bass Coast through the Working for Victoria fund.
To apply, visit www.vic.gov.auworkingforvictoria for more information.