Planning Masterclass with Jackie Prossor

Tuesday 07 December 12:30pm – 01:45pm

A unique opportunity to chat with the Peninsula’s premier planning expert Jackie and the Shire’s newly elected Mayor and Small Business Champion Anthony Marsh for an update on Shire business initiatives.

Frustrated with complex planning processes? Whether you’re looking to start a new business or make changes to your current project, town planning puts many of us off. Great business ideas are often delayed or put on ice and many ventures don’t get off the ground at all, as town planning and approval processes can be too overwhelming.

Women in Business Mornington Peninsula (WiBMP) members have experienced first hand what it takes to start and run a business on the Peninsula and they are here to share their advice and expertise. “We want to help remove barriers and support local businesses to succeed more easily, especially those who’ve been heavily affected by the recent lockdowns”, says Melissa Goffin, Chair of WiBMP. “Knowing that planning can be one of the biggest challenges to kick off or make changes to a business venture, we’ve engaged our fellow board member Jackie Prossor, Director of Prossor Town Planning, to run a highly engaging masterclass for local businesses”.

Jackie is the Peninsula’s leading planning expert who knows the ins and outs of planning and has helped hundreds of locals navigate what can appear to be a bit of a rabbit hole. “Our mission is to facilitate successful projects for our businesses while ensuring a positive impact on our communities and the environment. We’ve been part of the approval process for hundreds of projects and have extensive knowledge of the Planning Scheme, zoning and legislation. ,” says Jackie. “If you’re frightened of planning, perhaps a little scared to approach local Government or don’t even know where to start, this masterclass is for you.”

Jackie will take participants through 7 essential steps to become unstuck and take the stress out of an often complicated process.

“Join this interactive session to get answers to the questions you’ve been too scared to ask. Find out where to start, float your ideas and get tips for even the most complex projects,” says Jackie. “The Q&A at the end will be a safe space for attendees to ask questions — from bushfire management, applications, greenwedge, car parking, signage, liquor licensing to making sense of our different zones”.

The masterclass will also feature special guest Anthony Marsh, the Peninsula’s new Mayor and Small Business Champion. Anthony will share some exciting updates our Council is currently working on to support Peninsula businesses.

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Date/Time: Tuesday 07 December 12:30pm – 01:45pm | Location: Online via Zoom