Business

Insurance headaches continue for people affected by fire and storm damage
Business
Insurance is something we tend to set and forget, but one year on from the Black Summer bushfires, hail storms and floods that wreaked havoc on our region, home owners and businesses are learning some hard lessons – reporting multiple problems with the insurance they thought was going to help them when they needed it. One of the biggest issues to...
Make our bridge beautiful, says Moruya Business Chamber
Community
A spark of inspiration has ignited a push to make a new bridge on the NSW South Coast more than just another concrete construction. Moruya Business Chamber president Tim Dalrymple wants to see any new crossing of Moruya River become an inspirational work of art, adding to the town's list of tourist attractions and reflecting the community's vibrant culture. "It...
Region Media responds to Facebook’s ban on local news
News
About Regional and RiotACT readers have woken this morning to depopulated Facebook feeds as the social media giant makes good its threat to ban publishers and Australian users from sharing or viewing any news articles on its platform. Region Media group editor Genevieve Jacobs says the move is concerning in the midst of a pandemic where social media streams are...
Albert McKnight heads up Region Media’s court coverage
Business
Albert McKnight has joined Region Media's growing stable of journalists, expanding the digital publisher's coverage to take in the ACT courts. He has reported at NSW Local and District Court level and is looking forward to engaging with the ACT's judicial system. Raised on the NSW South Coast, Albert studied psychology at the University of Wollongong before starting in journalism. He...
Selwyn Snow Resort’s plans to rise from the ashes
Business
The view from Mount Selwyn is looking a whole lot better this year compared to last year when the ski resort was damaged beyond repair by bushfires, forcing its closure throughout the 2020 snow season. But behind the scenes, it’s the little things that are adding up to what looks like a promising future for Selwyn Snow Resort in the...
Sue’s big plans to bring South Coast cheese factory back to life
Food & Wine
When Brigadier Sue Melotte considered her retirement, the ACT woman approached it with all the planning and precision that stood her in good stead as the Department of Defence Director General Logistics Systems. She knew whatever she chose would have to be a passion; a project that would challenge, but not consume her. "I'd been looking to buy something down the...
Business registrations open for Dine & Discover NSW scheme
Business
Remember those $100 worth of vouchers to boost businesses affected by COVID-19 shutdowns? The program is set to be rolled out from March 2021, but registrations are now open to eligible businesses to take part in the NSW Government's economic stimulus program, Dine & Discover NSW. Under the program, every NSW resident aged 18 and above will receive four $25 vouchers...
Yass Mayor Rowena Abbey takes the reins at Regional Development Australia Southern Inland
Business
Federal Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories Nola Marino has announced the appointment of Yass Valley Council Mayor Rowena Abbey as the new chair of Regional Development Australia Southern Inland (RDASI) until 30 June, 2025. “Ms Abbey will lead RDASI under a refreshed charter that focuses their role on driving investment and local procurement opportunities, and through this creating...
A shopaholic’s guide to Bungendore
Business
From exquisite handmade jewellery and singular artworks to quirky antiques and high-end homewares, there’s no end to the tantalising treasures to be found in Bungendore. Charge up the credit card and head for this shopper’s paradise, right on Canberra’s doorstep. Manon & Moss Stepping through the door of the pretty grey and white cottage at 14 Malbon Street is to...
$14 million in government grants for forestry industry in Eden-Monaro
News
Forestry businesses across Eden-Monaro have received a total of $14,361,330 in Federal Government funding from the Forestry Recovery Development Fund Program. Eden's South East Fibre Exports will receive $2,249,679 to replace fire-damaged, aged and obsolete high-voltage infrastructure to ensure electricity supply to all parts of the site is reliable. The Tumut-based operations of AKD NSW will receive $5,5 million to...
Queanbeyan cafe cracks top award in first year of business
Food & Wine
Opening a cafe in the heart of Queanbeyan amid bushfires and a pandemic proved to be a mere speed bump after the booming eatery was last month named the best cafe at the Canberra Region Local Business Awards. Thirty 4 cafe and restaurant was named the best by a panel of independent judges who visited 26 other cafes in Canberra and rated them on...
2020 Year in Review: Taking care of business
Business
Few, if any, business owners have faced a year of challenges quite like 2020. The year roared into existence on the back of bushfires and then spluttered and stalled in the face of COVID-19. Through it all, businesses adapted, evolved or fell by the wayside. Here, we take a look back at some of the year's winners in business. 11....
Businesses urged to be proactive as protections end on 31 December
Business
Government protections for companies there were put in place during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic are due to be lifted on 31 December, potentially exposing the economy to a raft of bankruptcies and liquidations. Among the package of stimulus measures announced in March, federal, state and territory governments suspended some of the rules that apply to companies in...
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