Business associations and groups

The City of Port Phillip works with various stakeholder groups to support businesses across the Municipality.

Business associations and trader groups

There are some formal Trader Associations with Special Rates within the City of Port Phillip who represent the interests of Traders on their streets. Where these Associations don't exist, Council collaborates with other Groups and Trader representatives.

Acland Street Village Business Association

Acland Street Village located in St Kilda, is renowned for its cake shops, al fresco dining, mix of retail plus home to Luna Park, Palais Theatre and St Kilda Beach.


Fitzroy Street Business Association Inc

Fitzroy Street, St Kilda is a major thoroughfare directly connecting Melbourne to the beach. The high street is often host to major events such as the St Kilda Festival and Melbourne Pride March.


Port Melbourne Business Association

Bay Street, Port Melbourne located off Beach Road, is conveniently a gateway to the Westgate Freeway, connecting the west to Port Phillip. Bay Street offers a mix of retail, hospitality and professional service businesses.


Prosperous Port Phillip Business Advisory Group

A business advisory group was established by Port Phillip Council in September 2020 to help support recovery efforts for local traders hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Advisory Group works together with Council to define the desired future vision for Port Phillip’s economy, lift gross local product, and create or attract new jobs to the Municipality. Members identify and facilitate the co-creation and co-contribution of short, medium and longer-term actions Council can make to achieve a vibrant and thriving City.

The Advisory Group meets bi-monthly with Councillors also in attendance.

Members of Prosperous Port Phillip Business Advisory Group are:

  • Amy Huva, Albert Park business representative
  • Anna Scholten, St Kila East business and social enterprise representative 
  • Anne Michaels, South Melbourne Place Reference Group and real estate representative
  • Catherine Mapperson, St Kilda Road business owner
  • David Blakeley, President Fitzroy Street Business Association and Fitzroy Street business owner
  • Denise Cox, Elwood business owner
  • Frank Van Haandel, St Kilda foreshore business owner
  • Janet Rosenberg, President Acland Street Business Association and Acland Street business owner
  • Kim Edwards, South Melbourne business and creative industry representative 
  • Lillian Kline, St Kilda business and sustainability representative
  • Paul Littman, President Port Melbourne Business Association and Port Melbourne business owner
  • Richard Blackman, Chair Fishermans Bend Business Forum