The Light Rail Business Link is a program delivered by Canberra Business Chamber (CBC), working closely with the ACT Government’s Transport Canberra to build links between Government, the local business community, and Canberra Metro. Acting as a conduit between stakeholder groups, CBC will ensure opportunities for local business are maximised and any concerns are communicated.

CBC encourages all businesses to be “project ready”, to take advantage of this significant infrastructure investment by ensuring they have appropriate skills to participate where possible. Specific training opportunities and information sessions are available.

Throughout this process, the Chamber will be working proactively to mitigate impacts to business along the light rail corridor through ongoing communications, industry collaboration and business support programs.

With a clear and dedicated focus on new business development and growth, the additional aspect of the project is to identify, and cultivate, new business opportunities as a result of the Light Rail project.

Helping strengthen local businesses

LRBL recently offered a Marketing Masterclass Series to Small businesses along the Stage 1 light rail corridor, to assist them to refine or develop a clear, cohesive marketing plan to strengthen their business in 2018.

“Many of business owners are so involved in the process of delivering business, sometimes it’s useful for them to stand back and think about things in a helicopter way so that’s why we’re offering marketing programs…( The) businesses subscribed to those, they’ve decided they’re worth the time and effort” said CBC CEO Robyn Hendry.

Ten hours of tailored specialised marketing support was provided and participating businesses received dedicated time with experienced support to develop or refine their individual 2018 marketing strategy, including practical and inexpensive marketing solutions and actions to implement.

This support was made available at no cost for qualifying businesses, through the Light Rail Business Link Program. The 32 available places were fully subscribed.

Lisa Morisset, Light Rail Business Link Program Manager

LISA MORISSET
Program Manager,  Light Rail Business Link

E: lisa.morisset@canberrabusiness.com
T: 02 6247 4199
M: 0429 385 705

Canberra Business Chamber
216 Northbourne Ave, Barton ACT 2612

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SUPPLIERS GUIDE

A Suppliers Guide has been developed by Canberra Metro to help you navigate the process, learn more about the consortium building the light rail and to answer questions that you might have.

The latest work packages released June 2017 can be found by clicking the link below.

Helping Build Business Capacity

Light Rail Business Link has been collaborating with Mitchell businesses to develop digital marketing materials to promote their precinct and individual businesses.

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