Council’s Economic Development team are the faces behind Business Moreland. We support existing Moreland businesses and attract new companies, industry investment and jobs. We work across Council, particularly with Places, Planning, Health, Building, Urban Design, Environment, Arts & Culture and Social development. We also work with key external partners to further support the business community, and advocate for commercial and industrial investment in Moreland.

We understand that businesses are navigating challenging times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we're here to support you.

For all enquiries, please call us on the business hotline:


03 8311 4131


Large business, economic strategy

Maria-Luisa Nardella

Manager Economic Development

Maria-Luisa leads the implementation of activities and projects that support and grow Moreland’s business community. Maria-Luisa works with local and regional partners, the tertiary sector, State Government and Moreland’s vibrant industry sectors.

Medium to large business, workforce development

Kathy Rose

Industry Facilitation Officer

Kathy supports and links larger and growing businesses to grants, funding, government programs and contacts. Kathy also works across key industry and sector projects linked to business growth, workforce development and employment.

Business expansion, commercial and industrial investment

Maria Rico

Commercial and Industrial Investment Facilitation

Maria acts as first point of contact to advance key commercial and industrial investment projects. Maria supports growing businesses to remain in Moreland, and new investment projects that grow local jobs.

Retail and shopping strips

Hayley Rosenboom

Retail Facilitation Officer

Hayley supports retailers in Moreland by facilitating the growth, branding and customer awareness of shopping strips in Moreland. Hayley helps deliver training activities, programs and professional development opportunities.

Startups, training and events

Elisa Grassa

Business Development Officer

Elisa provides support to new and existing small businesses, startups, home-based business owners, entrepreneurs and those thinking about starting a business venture. Elisa coordinates Business Moreland’s events and programs.

General business queries

Mira Mustafa

Project Support Officer

Mira provides administrative project support to the team, including business enquiries, budget processing, event management and planning. Mira also looks after the rollout of the Moreland Christmas and other celebrations program across the municipality.


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