We are over 5,000 petitioners now and word has it that there will be an announcement made tomorrow (January 2) from State gov plus that there is a Federal gov meeting with Chamber of Commerce.

Let's hope this means some kind of rescue care package can be agreed to quickly.

The local Chambers of Commerce have worked together to come to an package that would immediately assist the local Northern Beaches community.

Thank you to Avalon/Palm Beach, Newport, Mona Vale, Warringah & Manly Chambers of Commerce.

The package requests:

  • Provision of cash grants

  • Extension of NSW God’s new land tax relief

  • Creation of PAYG cash flow boost

  • Funding & support from DNSW for marketing and tourism campaigns

  • Fast track the “Dine & Discover” dining credit vouchers

  • Dedicating Business Concierge service officers through Service NSW for the local business centres on the beaches

  • Subsidies for specialist services provided through Service NSW

  • Subsidies for masks and sanitizers

  • Funding for training and skill development

Read the letters below!

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Updated: Dec 29, 2020

The small business community and families and workers of businesses on the Northern Beaches have been decimated by the lockdown.

If you are a local resident and/or a local business, be proactive, have a voice and sign up now to lobby Government for immediate relief for our business community.

Below are the basic things that will make the most difference.

We are all in this together – There is no North and South - this is a locked down Northern Beaches Community and we must act together now!

Of concern is that as the December quarter of reporting is due, businesses who would have started to recover some losses this year, will now not fall under the 30% threshold due to the beginning of their recovery which now has halted.

We call on the government to do a “drop in revenue test” for the month of December to show the true effect the lockdown has had and offer Jobkeeper to those who have been affected and offer financial assistance to assist with rent and utility bills.

Small businesses, especially those in accommodation & food services ($123M loss) , manufacturing ($71M loss), arts and recreation services ($41M loss) and rental hiring and real estate services ($41M loss) have been hardest hit in the September quarter.

Please help the business owners who cannot work due to lockdown eg: events, hire venues, the arts and more. Our top 4 industry losses are already listed.

Help save our 33,281 local businesses and our 109,144 local jobs, please sign now!

These awesome busines owners spoke today with the ABC and Channel 9

The debate around whether a composting program is worthwhile for our residents became an issue. Many Councillors were aware that previous councils all had their own offerings for encouraging composting however the take-up by residents in the past had been minimal.

The desire to see if residents were keen to try composting and how much it would cost council became the discussion.

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