Exploring Belconnen’s bustling enterprise scene

This week “CityNews” heads northside to talk with the Belconnen companies proud to share their abilities and providers.

THE district of Belconnen is without doubt one of the unique 18 districts of the ACT, and right now, some 56 years after it started growth, stays one among Canberra’s most populated.

With greater than 100,000 residents, the world has change into dwelling to one of many capital’s most thriving enterprise scenes.

This week “CityNews” heads northside to talk with the Belco companies proud to share their abilities and providers.


Really feel secure and supported in on a regular basis life

Arthritis ACT CEO Rebecca Davey.

ARTHRITIS ACT is frequently engaged on bettering providers and entry to a lot wanted help for ache and debilitating fatigue within the Belconnen space, says CEO Rebecca Davey.

“Our important workplace has a crew of train physiologists who undertake a variety of train applications specifically designed for folks with any persistent ache circumstances,” she says.

“These applications embody the favored power and steadiness program, designed to help you to scale back the chance of getting a fall which will trigger harm.

“Our tai chi for falls prevention, and applications corresponding to chair yoga and pilates for folks with persistent ache circumstances, help these involved about their falls threat to really feel safer of their on a regular basis lives.”

Rebecca says Arthritis ACT has not too long ago welcomed a brand new physio, Emil, who has a particular curiosity in helping these with neurological circumstances, together with individuals who could also be recovering from strokes or residing with circumstances corresponding to Parkinson’s Illness, in addition to anybody, together with sports activities folks, with accidents and/or surgical rehabilitation wants.

“Arthritis, Ache Help and ME/CFS ACT is a membership organisation which offers a set of allied well being and train lessons, and run free, common schooling and data periods,” she says.

“These periods are geared toward bettering your understanding of your situation and to supply data of providers and choices that could be accessible to you to help you to stay your finest life.”

Arthritis ACT, Constructing 18/170 Haydon Drive, Bruce. Name 1800 011041, or go to arthritisact.org.au

High quality aged-care providers since 1992

VILLAGGIO Sant’ Antonio was established by the Italian group for older Australian Italians to take care of hyperlinks with the Italian group, says basic supervisor Katrina Cubit.

“Now almost 40 years on from preliminary inception, Villaggio welcomes all cultures and nationalities,” she says.

“The board of administrators, chaired by Mr Dominic De Marco, works carefully with the administration crew to constantly enhance the standard of care and providers delivered to everlasting and respite residents residing each within the residential aged care services and within the 60 impartial residing models.”

Katrina says the power, situated near Belconnen retailers, is about amongst lovely, landscaped gardens and boasts a up to date new wing with 29 generously proportioned single ensuite rooms.

“The ability affords a chapel and hairdressing salon, and our beautiful hairdresser ensures every resident seems their finest for normal occasions catered for by our onsite kitchens delivering contemporary and engaging meals,” she says.

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“Villaggio has two buses to supply deliberate outings to locations of curiosity all through the Canberra area. Residents benefit from the providers of 24-hour registered nurses, a professional crew of care workers plus physiotherapists, a dietitian, speech therapist and podiatrist.

“The whole lot we do is pushed by our common mission to boost the lives of ageing adults and their households.”

Villaggio Sant’ Antonio, 35 Burkitt Road, Web page. Name 6255 1794, or go to villaggio.com.au


New proprietor places design examine to observe in blooms

Stunning florals and curated presents from Eight Stems.

EIGHT Stems is a florist in Macgregor that has been open for seven years, however Sanela Khan and her accomplice took over the enterprise two months in the past.

“I used to be finding out artwork and design, and so my accomplice purchased me the enterprise in order that I may use and develop my abilities and creativity,” says Sanela.

“We provide contemporary florals, eternal florals, curated presents, and bouquets and flowers for any big day.”

For an additional particular deal with, Eight Stems affords bouquets with extra candles, chocolate bars from Lemon and Myrtle, and/or native wines, together with from Nick O’Leary, Mount Majura, Lark Hill, Clonakilla and Lerida Property, with a selection for crimson or white on the checkout.

“And, we provide same-day supply for $15, Monday to Friday, however orders have to be positioned by 1pm,” says Sanela.

“Our lovely contemporary floral preparations are all designed and made to order, and now we have a big selection of seasonal flowers sourced from a spread of native and worldwide growers.

“Or carry a smile to a liked one’s face with our blooming number of bouquets made particularly for them.”

Eight Stems, name 0468 358338, or go to eightstems.com.au


Pleasant, complete pilates studio

Really feel Higher Pilates trainer and proprietor Jordana Martin.

JORDANA Martin opened Really feel Higher Pilates in late October, however has been educating pilates for seven years.

“I stay in Belconnen so having the studio in Hawker may be very sensible, however it additionally has the house for what I provide, is central and has loads of free parking,” she says.

“Really feel Higher Pilates affords small group lessons for mat, reformer and tower pilates. I’m educated in complete pilates, and whereas reformer has its place, it was vital for me to supply greater than that. Most studios don’t provide tower pilates and I needed it to be accessible, not simply personal periods.

“It’s also essential to me that I do know everybody’s names, and find out about their earlier accidents in order that I can tailor the session accordingly. We hold our lessons smaller so that you just gained’t get misplaced within the crowd.”

Jordana at present has an intro provide of $60 for six lessons

“It’s about making a connection, and it brings probably the most pleasure to my life to have the ability to welcome and assist others. It lights my soul on hearth.”

Really feel Higher Pilates, Store 2, 72-74 Hawker Place, Hawker. Name 0402 723207 or go to feelbetterpilates.com.au

Stella’s By The Lake pupcakes.

Pupcakes to brighten a pooch’s day

OWNED and run by father and daughter David and Ashlinn Reid, there are years of hospitality expertise backing Stella’s By The Lake.

David and Ashlinn say Stella’s offers a pleasant and heat cafe expertise the place everyone seems to be welcome.

The cafe in Belconnen is providing pupcakes for $5.90 which have change into extremely popular amongst pooches that go to the cafe, in addition to mimosas for his or her house owners and taco spiced corn fritters.

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“We’re canine pleasant, and now we have a beautiful, good grass house throughout from Lake Ginninderra,” says Ashlinn.

“We additionally provide children milkshakes and juices, child chinos and quite a lot of muffins and ice lotions.”

David says Stella’s focus is on easy however good meals, and making a relaxed and completely satisfied ambiance.

“Stella’s is making an incredible identify for itself with locals, consumers, households, workplace employees and, in fact, lake walkers who benefit from the all-day breakfast and lunch menu choices, espresso and drinks that additionally embody alcoholic drinks and candy treats.”

Stella’s By The Lake, 63/1 Beissel Road, Belconnen. Name 6253 0370.

Wombat Playing cards and Items proprietor Monica Rolls.

Present store that highlights all that Australia affords

WOMBAT Playing cards and Items is a small household enterprise began by Monica and John Rolls in 2015.

“We began as a small market stall promoting selfmade greeting playing cards that I began making once I retired,” says Monica.

“However we stopped doing markets throughout the COVID-19 lockdown.”

And, whereas Monica says she liked that markets gave her an opportunity to see extra of Australia, and she or he liked assembly all of the attention-grabbing folks alongside the best way, it was time to place down some roots nearer to dwelling, and opened the Wombat Playing cards and Items retailer entrance in Belconnen.

“We provide playing cards, kids’s books, puppets and plush animals, coasters and presents,” says Monica.

“My husband, John, needed to do metallic artwork, too, and it took off.

“I really like what I’m doing and I really like that I’m reaching one thing by introducing folks to our Australian animals.

“I really like the Australian animals, I simply suppose they’re so distinctive and I really like expressing my pleasure via the shop. It makes me really feel completely satisfied when folks are available and see the merchandise that now we have.

“We’re providing 10 per cent to 30 per cent off chosen floorstock.”

Wombat Playing cards and Items, Store 2 31/35 Nettlefold Road, Belconnen. Name 0423 786222, or go to wombatcardsandgifts.com.au

ICP joint proprietor Richard Block.

Household enterprise working with love, for shoppers

INSTANT Color Press (ICP) was established in 1982 by Warren Block, run alongside his accomplice David McInnes, says joint proprietor and son, Richard Block.

“Myself and my sister joined my father within the household enterprise initially of this 12 months,” he says.

“I initially began serving to the enterprise simply to supply some extra help, however I ended up having fun with the work.

“We’re the one printing enterprise within the Belconnen space, and we all the time have been.”

Richard says ICP affords printing of “just about something”, together with enterprise playing cards, books, corflutes and now, for teenagers birthday events, they’ll print and minimize out cartoon characters.

“We now have simply made an thrilling main funding in new gear, permitting us to do excessive velocity massive format printing and chopping, with a Mimaki JFX200-2513 EX Flatbed printer and Mimaki CF22-1220 RC-5 Flatbed cutter,” says Richard.

“We’re solely the second printing enterprise in Canberra to have a cutter.

“Collectively, we as a household have a terrific {and professional} enterprise relationship, as a result of we’ve labored collectively earlier than in a publishing enterprise, which is how ICP was based.

“We love doing what we do, serving shoppers and serving to to make their initiatives look their finest.”

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ICP, 21 Rae Road, Belconnen. Name 6253 1866, or go to instantcolourpress.com.au

The Aesthetic Emporium.

Magnificence providers for all walks of life

A COMMITMENT to actual outcomes is what retains The Aesthetic Emporium CEO, Steffanie, enthusiastic about her work.

“It’s a ardour pushed by educating my shoppers, debunking magnificence myths, and actually concentrating on particular person wants and issues in knowledgeable and genuine method,” she says.

“We formally opened our doorways at Weetangera on Valentine’s Day.

“We now have free parking proper out entrance, and we’re solely seven minutes from Belconnen Mall and 12 minutes from Civic, so it’s tremendous central however away from the chaos and visitors.”

Steffanie says her experience and schooling is derived from nice academics within the business, being primarily based in Melbourne working alongside dermal clinicians, nurses, medical doctors and surgeons.

“I’ve been lucky sufficient to be uncovered to superior, non-invasive beauty therapies and progressive providers and know-how in a pores and skin house,” she says.

“We provide all the normal magnificence and aesthetic therapies, together with rosacea, non-surgical face elevate, melasma, zits scarring, burns, pores and skin tags, moles and tattoo elimination.

“We’re about to launch new therapies, together with one therapy nobody in Canberra is providing.

“We’re very enthusiastic about it – these providers are for all walks of life. Everyone seems to be accepted into our clinic with a heat welcome.

“We provide high quality not amount. We now have a variety of cosmeceutical merchandise in inventory, in addition to presents, with an internet retailer being constructed as we converse.”

The Aesthetic Emporium, 3/16 Weetangera Place, Weetangera. Name 6183 0456, or go to theaestheticemporium.com

John Scarano of JS Bookkeeping and Accounting Companies.

Bookkeepers making sense of Uber points

JOHN Scarano, of JS Bookkeeping and Accounting Companies, has been asking a few of his Uber-driving shoppers: “Is it nonetheless worthwhile?”

“We glance after a number of shoppers that drive Uber automobiles and over the past 4 years there’s been numerous tax workplace discussions with Uber,” he says.

“In the event that they’re not up-to-date with the present modifications they may very well be over-claiming GST or not transmitting sufficient GST to the tax workplace. 

“In the event that they don’t get correct recommendation the tax workplace all the time tends to do audits on not simply Uber drivers but additionally folks within the transport business.

“There’s some confusion with drivers as to what they’ll and may’t declare and we’re completely satisfied to help them with questions.”

However John, who has been an accountant for greater than 35 years, doesn’t simply work with Uber drivers and says he significantly enjoys working with small companies.

“I take pleasure in serving to them begin up accurately, select the fitting enterprise construction and I take pleasure in helping them in deciding which accounting software program they’ll or ought to use,” he says.

“And I be certain I discuss at their degree to make issues simpler.”

JS Bookkeeping and Accounting Companies, Unit 2, Hawker Skilled Centre, 134 Hawker Place, Hawker. Name 6255 3555.

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