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Contact us for business support

Business Merri-bek is our team of Economic Development officers who support existing businesses, and seeks to attract new companies, industry investment and jobs to Merri-bek. We work across all Council branches, and have strategic partnerships with key industry, regional and state stakeholders.

Meet our Economic Development team (Business Merri-bek)

Call 9240 1111 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.


  • Kathy Rose

    Supports and links larger and growing businesses to grants, funding, government programs and contacts. Kathy also works across key industry and sector projects linked to business growth, workforce development and employment.

  • Maria Rico

    A first point of contact to advance key commercial and industrial investment projects. Maria supports growing businesses to remain in Merri-bek, and new investment projects that grow local jobs.


    Supports retailers and the growth, branding and customer awareness of Merri-bek's shopping strips. Hayley also delivers training activities, programs and professional development opportunities for retail traders.

  • Elisa Grassa

    Provides support to new and existing businesses, start-ups, home-based business owners, entrepreneurs and those thinking about starting a business venture. Elisa coordinates Business Merri-bek’s events and programs.

  • Mira Mustafa

    Provides administrative project support to the team, coordinates business enquiries, event management and planning. Mira also looks after the rollout of the Moreland Christmas and other Celebrations program across the municipality.

Contact our Economic Development team

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Business Merri-bek enewsletter

Get up-to-date details of business grants, learning and development programs, business initiatives, and other information of interest to our local business community.

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Business Merri-bek social media

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Do you want to promote your business?

We love to share interesting stories, news, and photos from our local business community.

You might also want to share details of an event or provide us with some general feedback about the eNewsletter or Business Merri-bek.

Send us photos and some text through our and we will get back to you to discuss.

Love Merri-bek Buy Local online map

Do you want your business featured on our Love Merri-bek Buy Local online map?

The map is located on our Love Merri-bek Buy Local website, a digital community dedicated to helping and supporting our local businesses.

Find a local cafe, bar, shop, or other suppliers by clicking on the map or searching by category.