AXIS Worx in Horsham will receive mentoring in business planning as part of a State Government-funded waste and recycling program.
The program The Crunch is part of the Social Enterprises in Waste and Recycling program and is a fast-track business planning and mentoring initiative for early stage social enterprises.
Sustainability Victoria chief executive Stan Krpan toured Axis Worx on Friday.
Axis Worx manager Bill Schmidt said the business wanted to establish a new social enterprise to run a materials recovery program.
“The Crunch launched last week – we will have workshops each month until August,” he said.
“We hope to develop a business plan with the help of mentors. It’s about recycling and reducing the amount of products going to landfill.”
Employees at Axis Worx have been dismantling products for recycling.
Mr Schmidt said it was a privilege to have Mr Krpan visit the region.
“To have someone of Stan’s calibre come to a regional centre is fantastic,” he said.
“He can get an understanding of what’s happening regionally and what we are doing.”
While in the Wimmera, Mr Krpan met representatives from Horsham Rural City Council, Federation University, Wimmera Catchment Management Authority and waste management groups.
He also travelled to Warracknabeal to talk to northern Wimmera councils.
“We are a program delivery agency and our big job is to plan waste and recycling infrastructure,” he said.
“We are now making sure we have enough infrastructure in place to handle the recycling processes around the state.
“Horsham is the hub for recycling in this region.”