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Business Advisory Group members 2016

Yarra Council welcomes six new members to the Business Advisory Group (BAG):

  • Saba Alemayoh, Saba's Ethiopian Restaurant
  • Chris Brown, IKEA Richmond
  • Arthur Keramitsis, Keramitsis & Co
  • David Lawson, Compumedics
  • Zowie Minchin, Frank Wild
  • Shini Pararajasingham, Off the Kerb Gallery
  • Dr John Ballard, Australian Catholic University
  • Robert Blair, Rbi Architects
  • Nikki Calcraft, Eternal Events
  • Matthew Gould, Economic Development Professional
  • Hershel Landes, Landes Clothing
  • Paul Murphy, Quest Abbotsford
  • Gary Wertheimer, GIW Environmental Solutions
  • Louis Raunik, Icon Construction
  • Paul Singh, ACSO
  • Malcolm Wells, Epworth Healthcare

The BAG provides strategic advice to Council on issues that affect the business community.

The aims of the BAG include:

  • Capitalising on the knowledge, experience and skill available in Yarra's large and dynamic local business community to assist Council with the implementation of the objectives in the Yarra Economic Development Strategy
  • Raising the profile of the business community in Council activities and planning to support the significant contribution made to our local economy
  • Ensuring that a key sector of the community is provided with an appropriate communication mechanism with Council; and
  • Providing strategic advice to Council on issues that affect the business community.  

Councillor representatives include:

  • Cr Roberto Colanzi (Mayor)
  • Cr Phillip Vlahogiannis
  • Cr Simon Huggins



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