Mr NORTHE (Morwell) — Despite the negative impact created by the Andrews Labor government through its announcement of additional public holidays in Victoria, we have many businesses in the Morwell electorate which are doing some amazing work. For example, I recently had the pleasure of attending the Latrobe City Business and Tourism Association’s people’s choice awards, where a number of local businesses, community organisations and events received accolades for outstanding customer service, including: Zio’s Pizza, Morwell; the Grand Junction Hotel, Traralgon; Vintage C’hill, Churchill; Walhalla’s Star Hotel, Walhalla; the Village Lifestyle and Leisure Park, Traralgon; Walhalla Goldfields railway; Little Prince Eating House and Bar, Traralgon; Mel’s Cutting and Beauty Rooms; Regal Jewellers Moe; Morwell Neighbourhood House; Creek Cottage Bed and Breakfast, Traralgon; Tyers Arts Festival; and Forever Friends Animal Rescue, Latrobe. The champion of champions award was awarded to Century Inn, Traralgon, which received the most votes for its fantastic standard of service, its high-quality accommodation and its staff.
The Bendigo Bank Gippsland business awards have also been celebrating the achievements of Gippsland businesses in the region. Finalists include Mahindra Aerospace; Bricks 4 Kidz, Gippsland; Bushies Bakery, Glengarry; Cool Aqua Springs, Morwell; Endota Spa, Traralgon; Framing Elegance; Heirloom Salon, Traralgon; Hip Pocket Workwear and Safety, Morwell; Little Prince Eating House and Bar, Traralgon; and Park Lane Holiday Park, Traralgon.
Congratulations also to Mick Nicola and the Virtue Homes team for winning the best multi-unit development up to three units and to Andrew Brady of Latrobe Valley Building Services for winning best renovation addition under $200 000 at the Master Builders Association awards in 2015.