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Buy Local, By Hedland

Buy local, By Hedland is an initiative coordinated by the Town of Port Hedland in response to the economic fallout of COVID-19. Right across Australia, small businesses are feeling the impacts of mandated closures, particularly across the hospitality and tourism sectors. Once bustling cafes, restaurants and gyms have had to shut up shop for the foreseeable future, as the government seeks to reduce the rate of COVID-19 transmission in the community. For many sole traders, their one source of income has been stopped and they’re facing a tough, uncertain and stressful economic future.

Essentially, Buy Local, By Hedland is a business registration and promotional platform for Hedland based sole traders and small and medium sized businesses. By filling out an electronic form with key details, the Town will then provide promotional support for your business and write a profile which will be published on the Town’s media channels. In particular, we want to highlight how local businesses are adapting to the new environment by innovating their operations to meet the needs of their customer base. The name comes from the desire to encourage local consumption to support local commerce.

WHAT IS THE POINT OF THIS INITIATIVE?

Local government authorities across Australia are providing support where possible to their small business communities. Although there are many factors which contribute to financial viability, making sure people are made aware of local businesses and the novel ways they’re reaching customers can help mitigate the worst effects of a potential recession.

In-house skill capabilities at the Town can be utilised during this unprecedented event to help sole traders and small businesses ride out the storm over the next few months.

WHAT ARE THE MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THIS INITIATIVE?

  • To provide a business promotional support platform to assist in softening the economic hit of COVID-19 in the Hedland community
  • To encourage local spending throughout the duration of the pandemic
  • To provide useful information to businesses throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, such as links to state government grants and resources
  • Where possible, to identify ways to assist registered Hedland based businesses with their marketing and promotional needs

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR SUPPORT?

  • Hedland based sole traders with a registered ABN
  • Hedland based small and medium sized businesses with a registered ABN

I'M INTERESTED - WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?

Simply fill out this electronic form, which will then be submitted to the Town's Communications Team. Before any information is published online, it will be sent back to you for review.