Moreland mayor calls on Daniel Andrews to ‘do more’ for struggling Melbourne businesses

·

Moreland mayor Lambros Tapinos, in Melbourne’s north, has called on the Premier to “do more” for businesses that will be forced to close their stores for the second time.

Speaking to ABC News Breakfast this morning, the Greek-Australian mayor says many residents were still recovering from the initial lockdown earlier in the year. 

“They’re upset that they can’t see family and friends and of course our local businesses, many of them recovering from the first shutdown, had to close their doors again,” he said.

“But they understand this is the best way to stop the virus.” 

Lambros Tapinos speaking to ABC News Breakfast this morning. Photo: ABC

Mr Tapinos said he wanted Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, to do more for those “left behind” especially in the arts industry.

“I welcome the Premier’s announcement of a $5000 support grant, but it’s just not going to be enough,” Tapinos said.

“Every level of government needs to step up.”

The mayor also announced a $4.8 million community support and relief package for the Moreland region.

“A lot of that money will be tailored towards our local economy and supporting our local businesses.”

Advertisement

Share:

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH TGH

By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Latest News

South Australia’s Cypriot Community hold forum on the Cyprus Problem

On July 24, a community forum was held in South Australia focusing on the latest developments in the Cyprus Problem.

Rebetiko Reimagined: A modern twist on Greek Blues by the Australian Hellenic Choir

The Australian Hellenic Choir will hold its latest concert event “Rebetiko Reimagined” at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on October 19.

Darwin DiverCity Series: Georgia Politis to launch exhibition celebrating Territorian stories

Award-winning photographer Georgia Politis is set to launch her Darwin DiverCity Series exhibition on Friday, August 9.

Melbourne’s Joanna Charaktis to referee at Paris Olympics under FIFA

Following the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Joanna Charaktis has been chosen as Assistant Referee in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France.

Anthony Koutoufides considers running for Melbourne Lord Mayor

AFL great Anthony Koutoufides has revealed he has been considering a run for Lord Mayor of Melbourne in the upcoming council elections.

You May Also Like

New DNA study shows today’s Greeks are similar to those of 2,000 BC

Present-day Greeks are genetically similar to 2,000 BCE Aegeans from Northern Greece, an anthropological DNA research project published in the scientific journal, Cell, has...

UK football club close to signing 20-year-old Greek Australian Nectarios Triantis

Nectarios Triantis will play his last game for the Central Coast Mariers in the A-Leagues Men grand final before moving to Sunderland.

SEKA Victoria condemn ‘peace parade’ organised by Turkish Cypriot community

SEKA Victoria has condemned the organisation of a 'peace parade' at Melbourne's Federation Square on Saturday, July 20.