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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...
Canberrans told: ‘Don’t worry about the bogans, we want you here!’
Business
Batemans Bay businesses are putting out the welcome mat for COVID-19-safe visitors this year, decrying the negativity and antipathy being doled out to Canberrans on some social media posts. Batemans Bay Chamber of Commerce president Mathew Hatcher has moved to reassure tourists they will be warmly welcomed in the Eurobodalla Shire, saying the keyboard warriors are not representative of the...
LUMINOUS to light the spark of hope for Moruya
Arts & Culture
Vulcan Street in Moruya will become a colourful spectacle for locals and tourists during the weekend before Christmas as a gift from Moruya Business Chamber, River of Art, Rotary Club of Moruya and Southern Phone to hearten the community and bring hope for the future. The LUMINOUS light installation will illuminate the facades of shopfronts and heritage buildings – including Moruya Courthouse and two...
Strong spending in 2020 buoys Eurobodalla economy
Business
The Eurobodalla's economy has pushed aside bushfires and COVID-19 to record increased spending in all but two months of 2020. According to Eurobodalla Shire Council, monthly spending data shows the local economy took a hit in January and April, however all other months indicated increases on previous years ranging from six to 31 per cent. Spendmapp data for the month...
Bega locals encouraged to reskill under TAFE NSW JobTrainer and Summer Skills programs
Community
TAFE NSW managing director Steffen Faurby has announced TAFE NSW will play a leading role in helping Bega locals reskill for jobs of the future as part of the NSW Government's COVID-19 Recovery Plan. The NSW Government has committed close to $160 million to match the Australian Government’s JobTrainer fund to subsidise enrolments. The free and low-cost courses are targeted...
Leading Australian public servant puts retirement on hold to give back
Business
One year ago, Glenys Beauchamp was Secretary of the Department of Health, preparing for her upcoming retirement after nearly 40 years in the public service, including nine at Secretary level. It had been a stellar career: as one of the first women to head a Commonwealth department, Beauchamp is the recipient of the Public Service Medal for her work co-ordinating...
Businesses struggle to find staff as summer season approaches
News
Some South Coast businesses are struggling to find staff as the region gears up for peak season, with many blaming the Federal Government's COVID-19 support for discouraging job-seekers. The Federal Government has extended the coronavirus supplement payment on the JobSeeker unemployment benefit — at a lower rate — until the end of March 2021. JobSeeker will reduce from $815 a...
Oyster farmers pray to stay afloat during Christmas
News
The thought of fresh Aussie oysters on the table at Christmas is a delicious image, however oyster farmers on the NSW South Coast need rain to hold off during the coming weeks if they are to satisfy the nation's insatiable hunger. It's been a long year for people on the Clyde River with bushfires, COVID-19 and rain impacting business. The...
Funding breakthrough for Bega Valley Innovation Hub
Business
An organisation that has helped grow more than 120 fledgling Bega Valley businesses has received $250,000 in Federal Government funding to continue its work. The Bega Valley Innovation Hub (BVIH) has received the funding under the government’s Incubator Support Initiative, which is investing more than $1 million in incubators across the country. Announcing the grant, Senator Jim Molan said funding for Bega...
Mimosa Wines changes hands, but they’re keeping it in the family
Food & Wine
A lot has changed at Mimosa Wines since Gail and Glenn Butson bought 23o acres of coastal bushland midway along Tathra-Bermagui Road in the late 1970s. "It was a beef farm with a fibro shack on it back then," smiles Gail. Now Gail and Glenn are ready to sell up, but the sprawling property will stay in the family, with...
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