Project Manager - Knox Council

Five technology trends in Australian manufacturing

Industry 4.0 is here and manufacturing stands at its centre. Using transformative technologies that now connect the physical world with the digital world, manufacturers can offer highly customised products to enhance the customer experience.

Find out more.

Project Manager - Knox Council

Impending Waste Tyre Export Ban

Each year, Australia generates 450,000 tonnes of end-of-life tyres each year, of which 75 per cent is from passenger cars, buses and trucks. While around 72 per cent go to productive outcomes, the remainder is sent to landfill, buried or stockpiled.

The Commonwealth’s waste export ban on all used tyres comes into effect 1 December 2021.

From 1 December 2021 you will only be able to export:

  • bus, truck and aviation tyres for re-treading to a verified re-treading facility
  • tyres that have been processed into crumbs, buffings, granules or shreds
  • tyres that have been processed into tyre-derived fuel.

TyreStewardship Australia (TSA) encourages tyre recyclers, collectors and retailers in each municipality to play their part to help reduce the environmental and social harm from end-of-life tyres.

For more information, visit


Business Development Officer - Yarra Ranges Council

The Sustainability Victoria Investment Support Grant – Packaging Rd 2 now open

The fund supports Small and Medium businesses , Not for Profits, and social enterprises to pursue packaging waste reduction and recovery opportunities.


Eligible projects will meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • manufacture new products using packaging waste
  • reduce generation of packaging waste
  • increase or improve recovery of packaging waste or
  • manufacture packaging using recovered materials.


Grants between $10,000 to $50,000 ($1:$1 co-contribution) are available.


Interested applicants can register and attend the  Information Session   on Wednesday 8 September , where there will be opportunities to ask questions.

New to BBP – “Hello everyone!”

Nurse Next Door-Melbourne Outer East 

We provide in home support worker/PCA/caregiving and nursing services to people in Melbourne Outer East. We work with My Aged Care home care packages, NDIS and private pay clients. We offer a free first visit/caring consult to find out how we can help you.  We are always looking for caring staff, so please contact us if you are looking for work in this area.

Local Business Plays Key Role in Fighting COVID-19 Locally

Say g’day to the team Crux Biolabs – who are taking the fight up to COVID from right here in Bayswater, conducting critical research to help combat the virus.
It was great to be given a guided tour by their CEO, Catherine and COO, Kate, to get a good sense of what they do in their labs – and I really appreciated them being able to put it in terms I understood (via Star Wars references).
I’m really proud of the work they and their team do – and I’m stoked they’ve received a grant from the State Government. As a part of our Technology Adaption and Innovation Grants program, they will be sharing in close to $200,000 going to a handful of well deserving local businesses.
Looking forward to seeing what’s next in store for Crux!
*Photos prior to restrictions.

Funding Sustainable Solutions for Packaging Waste

I encourage small to medium businesses, not for profit organisations and social enterprises locally to apply for up to $50,000 grants now open through the Investment Support Grants – Packaging.
This funding will support businesses to create innovative solutions for packaging waste, including turning it into new products. Getting more value from our packaging waste will play an important role in transforming Victoria’s recycling sector, contributing to a strong and sustainable economy.

Sparky on a Mission!

Say g’day to the team from McCartney Electrical Solutions. It was great to catch up with them recently and have a chat about what they’ve been up to.

Their Managing Director, Jonno, has a real passion for educating the next generation of electricians – so much so that he and his team were recognised at the Championing Industry in Victorian Schools event earlier this year.

Chatting with Jonno, his passion is clear – and he doesn’t buy into the rhetoric of some that young people are lazy and don’t want to put in the hard yards. His apprentices are living proof. Believing that they can do the job, and to learn, is the first, most important step.

McCartney Electrical are also part of my industry roundtable for the Bayswater Education Plan.

So, a massive shout out to the whole team there – for giving young people a shot at upskilling and getting skills they’ll carry with them for life.

Keep up the great work!

*Pre restrictions

Advisor, Coach, Speaker - Smart Happy Money

Attention Financial Advisors and Mortgage Brokers

Are you a financial advisor? Are you looking for a home that gives you support to grow your business? Are you worried about the costs of the big licensees?

Or, are you a mortgage broker looking to work with a great and growing team, while still running your own business?

BGN Financial are looking to grow our advisor and broker network. Send me a quick message saying ‘I’m interested’ to find out more.




Project Manager - Knox Council

Two for one offer – Women on the Go

We are locked down, but nothing will stop Women on the Go!

What do we do when things change?… Regroup, change course and move forward.

What do we sometimes forget to do?…  Take care of ourselves.

This is why we have focused the afternoon on the subject of Success via wellness.  There will be some great takeaways for you on the day to apply into your own businesses and lives.

Women on the go has moved online so you can still enjoy the event from any location and any device. We will have global and local speakers, 2 networking events, giveaways and more!

Book Now

Given we are no longer restricted by numbers – we have a special two for one offer so you can bring a friend or colleague for free.

Also, the first 50 registrations receive a gorgeous wellness pack valued at $40.

Here’s a few words about the big day from our keynote speaker Lisa McInnes-Smith:

We look forward to seeing you on the 27th August 2021

Business Services Manager - Acrodyne Pty Ltd

Near on 1-Tonne of valve and actuator getting ready to ship over to SA

The Limitorque MX pictured is our single-phase version utilizing BLDC technology and solid-state switching making it the perfect solution for modulating or extended duty operation, in addition to the low current draw/high-torque for single-phase operation makes it suited for DC /solar applications.

Diane, Adeline, and Harry are pictured with one of the AVK Flow Control Pty Ltd PN35 gate valves fitted with Limitorque model MX10 single-phase electric valve actuator and AcroGears bevel gear operators.

The valves are free-issued to us for adaption of gearboxes and actuators, the complete assembly is set up and tested prior to shipment.



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