Mr SOUTHWICK — Last night we celebrated local retail excellence through the Elsternwick Business Awards. The Victorian government, through Business Victoria, has provided $3000 in sponsorship and is a platinum sponsor of these awards. The winners included Ren Dao Vegetarian Restaurant, Elsternwick Camera Centre, Mane Event Hairdressing and Coles Elsternwick. These awards recognise the core values of business excellence, innovation and outstanding service in the Elsternwick community. They are values that underpin the fundamental importance of small business, not just to Elsternwick but to the Victorian economy as a whole.