Business

Glittering Goulburn business awards to celebrate town’s resilience
Business
Despite the current lockdown, the Goulburn Chamber of Commerce is forging ahead with its 2021 gala business awards night and ramping up its 'Shop 2580' campaign in an effort to support and celebrate local businesses during tough times. While many Goulburn businesses have adapted and continue to thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic, others, especially those that rely on passing trade, are...
Braidwood business chamber calls for mediation regarding Kings Highway closure plan
Business
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said it's simply not possible to start tree-felling work on Kings Highway any earlier than the end of August to take advantage of the lull in traffic due to the current COVID-19 lockdown. The response came after business owners from Braidwood to Batemans Bay told Region Media they were at breaking point when plans to fully...
Deepest natural snow in years but high-country businesses crying out for visitors
Business
Despite the deepest natural snow cover in more than 20 years, Snowy Mountains businesses are crying out for visitors as lockdowns and travel restrictions take their toll. Measurements taken by Snowy Hydro at Spencer’s Creek on 29 July show a natural snow depth of 186.3 cm - the highest level recorded since the bumper snow year of 2000. The resorts of...
Constance says Kings Highway closure plans ‘too harsh’
News
NSW Minister for Transport Andrew Constance has called for a rethink of a proposal to close the main road linking Canberra with the South Coast during work hours for four days a week for more than two months from the end of August 2021. The closure, to allow important road safety work on Kings Highway, has sparked uproar in the...
All steam ahead as North of Eden picks up bronze for The Commissioning Gin
Food & Wine
A popular Sapphire Coast distillery has another award to add to its list of achievements, this time for a gin crafted using oyster shells and made in collaboration with the navy. North of Eden was awarded a bronze medal at the 2021 International Wine and Spirits Competition for its bespoke The Commissioning Gin. It's another outstanding achievement for the micro-distillery...
Ongoing project funds needed to support Yass Valley growth
Business
When she steps away from her position as Mayor of Yass Valley Council, Rowena Abbey hopes the new council - to be elected in December - will continue to work with state and federal MPs to attract infrastructure funding to the region. Mayor Abbey said recent projects, such as the Barton Highway duplication and Yass to Murrumbateman pipeline were just...
Initiative uniting quality food and wine on Far South Coast given $315k boost
Business
An initiative that aims to make the NSW Far South Coast as recognisable as the Barossa Valley when it comes to the production of quality produce has been given a massive financial boost by state and federal governments. Launched in 2020, the Gourmet Coast Trail is a collective marketing initiative – primarily a website that promotes quality food businesses and experiences...
Food saved from landfill will go to people in need thanks to Bega Valley initiative
Community
A new initiative by Bega Valley Shire Council will divert food destined for landfill and give it to people truly in need. Many businesses kicked off Nourish & Flourish's television, radio and social media campaign on Sunday, 18 July, including Wild Rye’s, Eden IGA, Pambula Fruit Market, Coles, Woolworths, Club Sapphire and Farm on the Green. They are among a...
Australia’s Oyster Coast embraces two award-winning South Coast farms
Business
Two award-winning oyster farms, from Wapengo Lake and Nelsons Lagoon, have joined Australia’s Oyster Coast (AOC) after a couple of years of challenges from bushfires, floods and COVID-19. AOC's executive chair Mike Lukin said the purchase of the farms from Mimosa Rock Oysters' John Blankenstein, and Kingfisher Oysters' Warwick Anderson and Lee Primmer, strengthened the supply of premium oysters from Wapengo...
We’re all in this together: how banking put $4 million back into the community
Community
The start of the new financial year also marked the 15th birthday of the Bungendore Community Bank which was celebrating its part in contributing a whopping $4 million towards projects in the Braidwood and Bungendore communities. It's a classic tale of banding together to get the job done because locals who choose to bank with these banks see the tangible...
Quest for knowledge sparks Adam Check’s career change
Community
In a class full of fresh-faced electrical apprentices, 41-year-old Adam Check stands out but his age is not a drawback - if anything, it’s an advantage. Mr Check, an apprentice electrician with Core Infrastructure Services, enrolled in Certificate III Electrotechnology at TAFE NSW after switching careers from earthmoving. He is one of the many people TAFE NSW is training in...
Australia’s first hands-free, high-tech farm bound for southern NSW
News
Farmers across the nation will watch with interest as Australia’s first fully automated commercial farm establishes itself in southern NSW. For many people, the notion of hands-free farming is as far from reality as being able to forecast long-range weather in advance, but this new high-tech facility at the edge of the NSW food bowl is garnering much interest. It aims...
Take a closer look to discover the hidden retail treasures of Yass
Best of Region
It’s little wonder that talented women such as Margot Shannon and Kate Lenehan, of Yass, created spaces that have moved well beyond their brief as shops. Their businesses - one a cornerstone of the town’s main street that recently moved into larger premises and the other something completely new - are brimming with well-travelled homewares and gifts that each tell...
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