New Business Support Program

Chief Minister Media Release

Jul 9, 2022

ACT Government announces "New provider to support local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses"

ACT Government Media Release 09/07/2022


Local company Coolamon Advisors, under the direction of Katrina Fanning, has been selected to run support programs for ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses.

“I’d like to congratulate Coolamon Advisors who were selected following an open tender process earlier this year. Coolamon will deliver a range of culturally appropriate services to help ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses to develop and grow,” said Chief Minister Andrew Barr.

“The ACT Government is committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entrepreneurs and businesses to access opportunities and succeed through this tailored support program.”

Under the program, Coolamon Advisors will deliver:

  • a concierge service to connect businesses with a range of service providers

  • mentoring and coaching services

  • access to accelerator programs for businesses looking to grow

Coolamon Advisors are an ACT majority-owned and managed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander company and have a wealth of lived and learned experience to share with First Nations businesses.

Coolamon is now seeking Expressions of Interest from local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander businesses who would benefit from these services. They can be contacted via their website coolamonadvisors.com.au or call 6189 0770.

Quotes attributable to Katrina Fanning, Director at Coolamon Advisors:

“A strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business sector is vital in our aspiration for self- determination and economic independence. Whether a business is just starting out or looking to grow we will provide support, information and opportunities tailored around their business aspirations.”

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Andrew Barr, MLA, Media Releases, ACT Government