Copywriter - GippsTech
Binary Shift – Q and A with Elena Kelareva

Are you a regional business owner or leader looking for inspiration and ideas for how you can adapt your own business in order to survive challenging times and prepare for the future?

Binary Shift 2020 is a virtual event bringing together regional innovators, thought leaders, and business leaders. This year’s Binary Shift conference is centred around offering a set of practical, actionable approaches to confronting the challenges we’re living through. If you need to kick start your business into the future, you have to be at Binary Shift.

GippsTech’s own Dr. Elena Kelareva is at the forefront of Gippsland’s regional development and innovation. She firmly believes in connecting communities and businesses to world class information and technology, something which was previously only found in cities. 

We sat down with her to learn more about the Binary Shift Conference. 

What are some of the key things the conference serves to achieve?

One of the biggest challenges we seek to break through is centred around the myths of innovation and its meaning. Many business owners are thought to believe that innovation is some kind of magic pill, or that it should only be thought about when you have the time. However, innovation encompasses a host of real world, practical skills which can be learned by anyone. 


Learn more by reading the interview here:




Tourism, Marketing and Events Officer - Destination Gippsland
Event School – A Destination Gippsland Initative

Destination Gippsland are offering a one on one coaching service for event producers and operators or those who have plans to stage an event in the Gippsland region soon.

Sessions will be based around the areas of business you feel you need more assistance with, including:

  • Concept Development
  • Event Checklist – The Basics
  • OH&S
  • Sponsorship vs. Grant Funding
  • Brand Development
  • Budgets/Costs
  • Operations

Please note that preference will be given to events planned for the East Gippsland region first, followed by the wider Gippsland region.

Fill out the form here and send to Lyndel Moore, Destination Gippsland’s East Gippsland Visitor Economy Bushfire Recovery Manager, on

River Guide, Licensed Tour Operator, Swiftwater Safety Instructor
Friends of the Mitta Annual “Give Back” Day – 26 September

COVID permitting, we will be holding our 4th annual give back day Saturday, Sept 26 in Anglers Rest. Past projects include broom and willow removal, Parks Victoria campground and whitewater launch ramp improvements, access road and potholing, trail maintenance, and more. With close to 100 participants each year, it’s a great day of getting your hands dirty and giving something back to the local riparian habitat, raft camps and park campgrounds.

In the evening we’ll have a fundraiser, complete with live music, margaritas & beer, burritos, fires to sit around and a huge silent auction. Again, depending on Covid restrictions. More later. Information about our group and the many great projects we’ve accomplished over the last 5 years can be seen on our FaceBook page:

Friends of the Mitta Facebook Page

Hope to see you there!

Chief Executive Officer - Food & Fibre Gippsland
Companies Looking to Export from the food and/or fibre supply chain

EXPORT FOCUS:  Food & Fibre Gippsland as the peak advocacy and representative body for the sector in Gippsland, is engaged in delivering a wide variety of projects and programs to drive beneficial outcomes for the region and this industry. 

One of those programs is Gippsland Connect – SME Export Hub, supported and funded by both State and Commonwealth.  There are currently over 20 participants to the program but there’s room for a few more. 

If you are operating in the food sector in Gippsland and are wanting to export or perhaps close to being export-ready, or maybe you are even exporting a small amount already – then have a chat with our Program Manager.  This funded program supports and guides you through export licensing, contracting, meet-the-buyer programs and overall assists in building your confidence in expanding into overseas markets. 

For a confidential discussion please contact David Grimmond on mobile 0491 635 440 or via email on

Love Sale and Win!

There’s never been a better year to celebrate Christmas in July and bring some cheer back to the community!

Keep an eye out July 20th to 24th for shops with a Christmas Tree Poster in their window.

Purchase in store, and you’ll receive an entry into the draw!

First Prize is $1,000, second is $700, third is $250 – each amount is made up of vouchers, goods and sevices from businesses in Sale!

Drawn Saturday 25th July 12.30 pm

Proudly supported by Local Business, Wellington Shire Council and SBTA

Local Energy Assessors/Raters

Just wondering if there are any local energy assessors out there. I require them for building permit on domestic projects and want to use local where possible. Projects are in Sale, Heyfield, and Morwell.

Please text me any leads: 0423.757.307




Program Manager GROW Gippsland - ArcBlue Consulting
An update from the GovHub

The Latrobe Valley GovHub has been a hive of activity in recent months and the building is on track to meet completion later this year.

Solar Victoria will be moving into the new building alongside teams from Parks Victoria

Solar Victoria is responsible for delivering the Victorian Government’s Solar Homes Program, one of the most ambitious and transformative renewable energy programs in Australia. Solar Homes is a 10-year, $1.3 billion program which works with industry to transform and grow Victoria’s energy sector, drive down greenhouse gas emissions, and put power back into Victorians’ hands.

There are already 25 staff from Solar Victoria located in Morwell as part of the Contact Centre and they will be joined next year by colleagues from other parts of the organisation and will also be advertising new roles on the Victorian State Government website.

Meet a local team involved – Coffey Bricklaying

Of all contractors working on site, over 75% are local. Coffey Bricklaying is one of the many local contractors involved in building the GovHub. Coffey Bricklaying are working on the brick columns and facades in the build with five of their team of nine currently working on the project.

Based in Traralgon, the company provides commercial, domestic and repair bricklaying work including large projects like the GovHub, to aged care buildings, hotels, schools and smaller jobs such as retaining walls.

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TTE Hire 2 years on – now moving ‘The Mini Digger Attachment Centre’

Two years from taking over the Triple-H-Hire business in Traralgon, there has been a major change looking forward.

Opening in 2002, John created a small hire business for the handyman, enthusiast and business in the local Traralgon community with access to general small equipment including a skid steer with some attachments. John has now retired after 17 years running the business and enjoying his time at home with Barb.

After moving into the business, the first purpose was to rebrand and begin to build a sustainable business. The new name being Trailers, Tools & Equipment Hire or TTE Hire. Our online presence is at where you can see our list of hire equipment and prices.

The opportunity came to pick up two Vermeer S450TX tracked skid steers, same as the original machine.  These machines weigh in at one tonne and are very easy to operate with joystick controls, handle many attachments and can generally be relocated with a two tonne trailer.

Our hire equipment travels many km’s supporting the needs of our community travelling as far as Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, Swan Hill and many places in between. We have a good collection of car carriers, box trailers and horse floats to assist for longer travel and local clean ups.

Moving forward, and with growing support from the community growing weekly, we will be hiring to accommodate the increased demand for business turnover and  equipment maintenance.

Here’s looking forward to the future.


Tourism, Marketing and Events Officer - Destination Gippsland
Calling all tourism professionals

The Ken Hore Tourism Mentoring Program honours the contribution made by the late Ken Hore to the Gippsland and Phillip Island tourism industry. It does so by providing an annual career development opportunity to young tourism professionals or new entrants in the Gippsland and Phillip Island Tourism Industry.

Written applications are now open, and the successful applicant/s will be selected by a panel made up of Destination Gippsland, Destination Phillip Island and Bass Coast Shire Council representatives.

Applications close Friday 17 July 2020 at 9.00am.

For more information visit the Destination Gippsland website.

Chief Executive Officer - Latrobe Valley Enterprises
New Illuminated Sign for LVE

At LVE, we’ve updated our logo and we’re wanting to obtain a quote for a 3D illuminated Logo (not a light box, the actual letters are to be individually lit) to be installed on our main head office building.

We’ve attached a mocked up version of how we want just the “LVE” element of our logo placed on our building in the image attached.  Contact details are below person for this project will be Brooke Lewis and we’re located at;

Company Name:       Latrobe Valley Enterprises

Company Address:    547 Princes Drive Morwell, VIC 3840 (same as installation address)

Project contact:          Brooke Lewis

Contact Details:          0408 512 624  OR  5134 1555

Please provide a quote for just the LVE illuminated logo for a size that fits the space at the top-front of our main building and provide the costs for installation as well (as it’s own line item)

Looking forward to hearing from a local Gippsland business.