FAQs

What is Western BACE?

Western BACE is the Western Business Accelerator and Centre for Excellence. Situated in the City of Melton, this facility is a hub of activity for local businesses and the general community.

Who is it for?

Western BACE helps new businesses by giving them a place to find their feet, as well as providing them with the support they need to grow and prosper. There are also educational programs for the general public and the ability for anyone in the community to use the state-of-the-art facilities.

What types of business does it help?

Western BACE provides support for all types of small business, from trade based businesses such as construction, builders, plumbers, and electricians, through to solo home based businesses such as bookkeepers, freelancers, and entrepreneurs. There will also be long-term office space available for established businesses.

What sort of support is provided for these businesses?

  • Offices and workshop space for lease at very affordable rates
  • Business advice and mentoring
  • Vocational education and training
  • Networking and referral opportunities

Is Western BACE a public or private initiative?

The Centre was built with funding from the federal government, along with contributions from Melton City Council and several corporate stakeholders. Since the hand over the facility to Western BACE LImited it is now run by dedicated Board Members, CEO and staff to manage the day to day operations of the centre.

How does Western BACE help the community?

The centre is designed to be a community “hub” where people can gather and use the facilities such as meeting rooms and cafe. The centre  also is available for local community groups to use for meetings and workshops. Plus, the centre also offers educational programs where people can improve their skills, and casual co-working space where people who work from home can come and work at their leisure.

When did the centre open?

The centre offically opened its doors on Friday 8th May 2015 at 2pm. Click here to view "Western BACE Open for Business" news

How can I get involved?

Whether you’re a small business owner or an interested member of the community, you can sign up to our mailing list here to be the first to find out about updates and news.