April 2019

Welcome to Business Talk
Welcome to the April 2019 edition of Business Talk.  Business success is essential to the future of the City of Marion as a place to live, learn, work, do business and invest. 

Wasn't March Mad? At the Marion Cultural Centre we had over 14,000 people attend 26 Fringe shows and 3 community events out on the plaza. 

Now, it's back to business..
Oaklands Crossing Update
The Morphett Road level crossing adjacent the Oaklands Railway Station will be closed later this month to connect the new station and rail line from 10:30pm Saturday, 13 April to 7:00am Sunday, 14 April,

The Oaklands Crossing Grade Separation project has been in major construction for eight months.  To connect the new station and rail line, the project needs to temporarily close the Seaford Line for three weeks in April and May. This will occur from  last service Friday, 12 April, until last service Sunday, 5 May . Normal train services will resume from first service Monday, 6 May.  Click here for more information.
Desk for a Day at Cove Civic Centre
We are currently trialling a desk for a day discounted coworking  at Cove Civic Centre. Interested in hiring a desk? You will have access to: our business grade quality Wi-Fi, communal kitchen area and can be connected with the services currently available for City of Marion businesses. 
For more information or to book, please  contact us on 8375 6765 or via Business.Marion@marion.sa.gov.au.

Interested in Car Sharing?
Interested in improving your environmental footprint? You can now car share in the City of Marion. Car sharing helps to take up to 10 privately owned vehicles off our roads. 

Maven Car Sharing has made its way to Adelaide, with 4 dedicated car sharing bays right here within the City of Marion area. You can reserve a vehicle by the hour or by the day, in locations such as the Tonsley Innovation Precinct and outside the Marion Shopping Centre. Reservations start from $8 per hour, including 1 tank of fuel and unlimited kilometres - interested in finding out more? Download the Maven app

Take your business to the world
The six full-day Business SA Export Ready Program has been developed for South Australian businesses who are new to export, or those who are already exporting and want to take a more strategic approach, this program is the most comprehensive series of export training presented in South Australia.

Interested? For more information visit Business SA or contact the Export Ready Team on 8300 0098.

Interested in the Home Battery Scheme? 
Hallett Cove Business Association in conjunction with Minister David Speirs and the Hon Dan Van Holst Pellekaan is presenting an interactive forum where everything about the scheme is discussed. 

All are welcome to attend the Solar Home Battery Scheme information session at Cove Civic Centre on Thursday, April 11 at 6:30pm.  

Please register your attendance by Wednesday, 10 April to the Black Electorate Office on 8296 9833 or black@parliment.sa.gov.au.  

Improving your Social Media

Do you struggle to keep up with millennial trends? Come along to better understand how social media can help your business and how it can be effective for you.

Where: Cove Civic Centre
When: Tuesday, 7 May @ 5:15 PM
FREE -   Bookings Essential
Volunteer Tour Guides Wanted
Due to popular demand, we need more volunteer tour guides for our Tonsley Walking Tours Do you have a key interest in Australia's leading innovation district? Have a passion for sharing history and up to date information with the community? 

If you are interested in becoming a Tonsley Walking Tour volunteer please contact  Tim.Sayer@marion.sa.gov.au

Tonsley Retail Hub 
Peet has been named as the preferred proponent, following a call by Renewal SA for expressions of interest to purchase and develop an allotment on the western side of the award-winning Main Assembly Building, or MAB.   

A supermarket, speciality shops, cafes, restaurants and offices, set amongst extensive landscaping, is being planned for Tonsley Innovation District by Peet Limited, the developer of neighbouring Tonsley Village.

SA Training Awards - Nominations open now
Is your business getting the recognition it deserves for dedication to developing the skills of your workforce?
Nominations for the 2019 SA Training Awards are open until 8 April.
Organisation categories include: Industry Collaboration Award,  Small Employer of the Year,  Medium Employer of the Year,  Large Employer of the Year,  Training Provider of the Year and  VET Innovation Award for Schools.

Tasting Australia - Future Foods Talk 
Come along to the Cove Civic Centre for Tasting Australia

Join an expert panel of speakers to discuss what we can expect our food to look like in the future   book now to secure your place  

Wednesday, 10 April at 6:30pm (doors open at 6pm) @ Cove Civic Centre.
Trashless Takeaway Directory
Do you accept your customers reusable containers? Trashless Takeaway is a directory of  caf├ęs and restaurants that are happy to use clean, reusable containers for their customer's takeaway food. 

If this something you can offer to your customers too? And if you already do, make sure to list your business in the Trashless Takeaway directory.  

Have a waste and recycling in business question? Please visit our FAQs or email our Waste and Recycling Education Officer.

Exclusive to City of Marion Businesses
It doesn't matter whether your business is small or large,  Business SA products and services are tailored to match your needs: no excess, no overkill, just everything you need at your fingertips and delivered in a palatable form. 

Interested in becoming a Business SA member? Register now  for 12 months at the discounted rate of $99 (+GST)*.   

eNVI.US19 Fireside Chat
March 2019 saw 13 South Australian innovators hit the world's largest interactive festival, South by SouthWest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. Hear first hand experiences and find out how you can join Adelaide's 2020 delegation of start-up founders to take advantage of the experience of the largest festival of its kind. Register now.

Thursday, 11 April @ 6:00pm in Theatre 1, Flinders at Tonsley 

Intro into small business 
Thinking of starting a business? This course will introduce the basics of small business. It  will have a particular focus on personal goal setting and planning your own field trip to a local business.
Wednesday, 1 May @  9:30am - 12:30pm for 10 weeks at  Cove Civic Centre

FSKLRG01 Prepare to participate in a learning environment

Mitchell Park Sports and Community Centre
Marion Council is seeking Federal Government funding to build a bigger and better Mitchell Park Sports and Community Club.

On 12 February 2019, the Council re-committed up to $10 million towards the cost of redeveloping this popular but old facility and are now seeking  an extra $5 to $10 million to make the centre a larger sports club and community centre.

The federal election is the perfect time to seek the extra funding.  A larger sports club would contain:
  • An indoor stadium to meet the demand for basketball, netball and other indoor-based recreation.
  • Facilities for football, tennis and cricket
  • A gym, change rooms, kiosk and expanded car parking.
  • Two-storey building with function spaces
  • A neighbourhood centre delivering a range of community programs.
  • There will also be facilities for the dog club.
An expanded centre would create jobs and local business opportunities while providing a home for up to 1000 players of various sporting codes.

How you can help?  Your support is vital to winning federal funding for Mitchell Park Sports and Community Club and you are invited to attend a public rally this Sunday, 7 April at 11am at  Mitchell Park Sports and Community Club, Bradley Grove at Mitchell Park.

Event Calendar - What's coming up?
View our latest Calendar of Events now. 

Saturday, 6 April @ 10:00 AM - 3:40 PM 

Saturday, 11 May @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuesday, 21 May @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
In this Issue

Manager City Activation
T:  08 7420 6525

Unit Manager - Economic Development
T:  08 8375 6897

Economic Development Coordinator

Economic Development      Support Officer
T:  08 8375 6765

Executive Officer, SAEDB