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Find your favourite Eaglemont Village Traders on Rediscover Local

Find your favourite Eaglemont Village Traders on Rediscover Local

A Banyule Business initiative to support local small business.

Banyule Council’s COVID-19 Response – Community and Business Support Package 2020-2021 was passed at the Council Meeting on Monday 6 April. Included in this package was a program to help boost the local economy by encouraging residents to shop locally for their goods and services.

In the Council Meeting on Monday 6 July, Council passed the COVID-19 Response Package 2020-2021 shop local six-month initiative, branded as Rediscover Local.

A 2020 Shopping Behaviour Survey was distributed to residents to understand current shopping behaviour and attitudes and understand what would encourage them to shop locally more often.

507 residents completed the survey. From the results three key directions were identified:

  • Residents wanted a central Banyule business directory so they could find small businesses in their neighbourhood easily
  • While consumers liked the idea that shopping locally supported local businesses and jobs, they identified that offers would help them shop locally more often and trial new businesses.
  • Residents wanted more variety in product and service offerings in Banyule.

From the insights, the Rediscover Local campaign was developed and includes:

  • Rediscover Local Directory (interactive business directory)
  • Little book of Banyule offers (monthly offers to consumers and businesses)
  • Social media pages (Facebook and Instagram)
  • Competitions
  • Spotlight videos to shine a light on small businesses

While the support offered through this campaign will benefit all businesses in Banyule, there will be a focus on neighbourhood centres and business parks who do not already benefit from of Council’s Special Rates and Charges Program.

The campaign was launched on Monday 17 August 2020 and will be monitored and periodically reported to determine the impact the campaign has had on residents’ attitudes towards shopping locally and subsequent shopping behaviour.

Rediscover Local

SPOONVILLE in Eaglemont Village

SPOONVILLE in Eaglemont Village

We’re not yet sure who instigated Spoonville in Eaglemont Village, but we’re so pleased they did. Locals have embraced it and the cheery little Spoony community grows day by day. This international movement is a great free vehicle for drawing local families in during their daily walk, something crafty for kids to do and making people smile in general.

We’ve decided to run with the Spoonville idea and create new themes every month. September is Spoony Footy Theme. Sure, it won’t be AFL finals time in our COVID world, but Spoonville will be holding their big match in the planter box at #76 FoodSmiths!

It should be a load of fun. Follow @eaglemontvillage on instagram and facebook for more information.

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All Aboard – School Holiday Fun!

Looking for a free, fun school holiday activity for the children during these July school holidays? All Aboard is back again in 2019 on Tuesday 9th July and Thursday 11th July from 10am to 3pm.

Visit the shopping villages of Watsonia, Macleod, Rosanna, Heidelberg and Eaglemont. Jump on the Hurstbridge train and stop at any of these great shopping villages, collect a Treasure Hunt map from selected traders and join in the scavenger fun.

Other free entertainment is provided and will be announced soon.


Muscle Needs Myotherapy will get your muscles moving!

Muscle Needs Myotherapy will get your muscles moving!

Rachael Baggallay, owner of new Muscle Needs Myotherapy Eaglemont, has over ten years experience in the field. She has held clinical and corporate positions working with elite athletes from Melbourne Storm Rugby. Upon a friend’s advice, Rachael sought out Eaglemont Village for her clinic and hailing from South Gippsland she was instantly attracted to the village feel!

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