Helping Build Capacity

Find it in Mitchell

LRBL provided a grant to the Mitchell Traders Association to enable development of a directory website listing all 419 businesses in Mitchell. This website will create a positive digital presence for the Mitchell business community.

The website is now live! Check it out here, and keep an eye out for their facebook page as well.

In the coming weeks businesses will be invited to expand their listing and will have the opportunity to edit their profile.

Giraffe Studio who are also located in Mitchell donated about 20 hours of additional design work, and Julian Kusa, the Secretary, of Mitchell Traders Association also put in long hours to help deliver the project. These combined contributions make the FindItinMItchell website a significant asset to support the Mitchell precinct.

Light Rail Business Link has worked with Mitchell businesses to develop digital marketing materials to promote their precinct and individual businesses:

BASC / Clark Electrical Services / La Sable Patissie / Hadrill Accounting




Click on the images above to view the videos. 

Have your say on buses and how they will integrate with Light Rail 

ACT Government is seeking your feedback on proposed new bus routes by 12 August.

When asked what Canberrans want from public transport three key features have been consistently highlighted as priorities:

  • More direct routes
  • More frequent and reliable services
  • Increased services for on and off peak times

Transport Canberra has been guided by this feedback and has applied a data-driven approach to design a seven day, every day modern network.

Details and surveyclick here

Key features of the new bus network

  • Ten Rapid Routes that move residents across the City at high frequency.
  • Shorter, straighter, more regular and reliable local services that connect people with their local destinations and into the Rapid Routes.
  • Overall the new planned network provides greater service coverage and frequency, seven days a week at peak and off-peak times across Canberra.

Share your business sentiment

The Canberra Business Chamber has partnered with Deloitte to undertake a survey of business sentiment every six months in order to build a time series specific to the ACT.

The Canberra Small Business Survey provides valuable feedback on key issues and priorities affecting the local SME sector, and enables the Chamber to identify what needs to be advocated to Government on behalf of Canberra businesses.

This survey allows your voice to be heard and will help identify how CBC can assist local business expand and employ to help drive the region’s economy.


Is your business Rail Ready?

With testing of the light rail system now happening businesses are reminded that testing includes electrification of overhead wires and Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) testing.

For trades people and contractors, if you need to do work around the light rail corridor, contact Canberra Metro first at 1300 208 824.

More safety information is available here

To stay up to date on light rail works and testing in your area, click here


CHILADA anything but -‘uniform’ kids store

Canberra business Chilada’s commitment to providing local families with choice when it comes to children’s clothing and gifts is clearly spelled out on the front of its stores in the tagline ‘Where everything is unique’.

Chilada recently relocated to Micthell from Hibberson St in Gunghalin. They also have a store in Majura Park as well as an online site that allows customers to shop from the comfort of home.

For more than 10 years, Chilada has been helping make sure ACT students have the right school uniform, comfortable and supportive shoes for all day wear and fun and different gifts, toys and clothes. Read more

Small Business in 2018 – top things to watch out for

Are you in small business? Want to find out how to inform and protect your business this year? Check out this ACCC webcast hosted by specialist business and finance reporter, Elysse Morgan. More information

It discusses

  • Small business rights and protections under the law
  • New resources and tools designed to provide support and guidance
  • Recent changes to laws affecting small business
  • Where to seek guidance on running a business

More information

You can keep up to date with a range of news, initiatives and developments relevant to small business, through these subscriptions:

For more free resources for small business click here


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 during the construction of Light Rail in Canberra. Acting as a conduit between stakeholder groups, CBC ensures opportunities for local business are maximised and any concerns are communicated. CBC works proactively to mitigate impacts to business along the light rail corridor through ongoing communications, industry collaboration and business support programs.