Letter to Member; COVID-19 Getting Back To A New Normal (21 May 2020)

May 21, 2020

Dear Member / Friend, GETTING BACK TO NORMAL It's great to see that we continue to head back to pre Covid-19 conditions. That of course does not mean we can relax the rules about social distancing and hand hygiene. UPDATE... Read more

Letter to Member; COVID-19 Restrictions (20 May 2020)

May 20, 2020

Dear Member / Friend, PUBS AND CLUBS The NSW Government, as you know, announced that from Friday 15 May 2020, restaurants in pubs and clubs could be open, provided the social distancing rules were observed. In particular that the numbers... Read more

Letter to Member; COVID-19. Changes To Restrictions And Appointment Of Executive Officer (11 May 2020)

May 11, 2020

Dear Member / Friend, THE CHANGES Yesterday the NSW Premier announced a number of changes to the present restrictions to take effect 15 May.  In part, they follow the Federal Government’s Step 1. There can now be outdoor gatherings of... Read more

WiNG Breakfast With Kate Mitchell, City Centre Motor Inn – 12 May 2020

May 8, 2020

WiNG May Breakfast with Kate Mitchell It's official WiNG is going virtual! And the delightful Kate Mitchell will be our first online guest speaker. Kate Mitchell, Director/Owner of the City Centre Motor Inn, Armidale, which is owned and operated by siblings: Kate, Anna,... Read more

Letter to Member; COVID-19. Light At The End Of The Tunnel, Council Plans. (7 May 2020)

May 7, 2020

Dear Member / Friend, LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL For business and the community there is more light at the end of the tunnel. Testing has been carried out in Armidale for the last week and has continued... Read more

Letter to Member; COVID-19. Reopening Businesses & Services, REX, JobKeeper Extension, COVIDSafe, Mental Health (29 April 2020)

April 29, 2020

Dear Member/Friend, Activity seems to be slowly picking up in the Armidale CBD. I urge you again to support these businesses while keeping within the social distancing rules. Should any business be doubting as to whether to reopen or struggling... Read more

Letter to Member; COVID-19. Cautious Optimism

April 26, 2020

Dear Member / Friend, CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM With the number of Coronvavirus cases having fallen and now staying low, there is some cause for optimism, though as you know it will be a long time before life gets back to normal.... Read more

Letter to Member; COVID-19. 140 Million For Bushfire Affected Regional Industry, Qantas, Armidale Regional Council (20 April 2020)

April 20, 2020

Dear Member/Friend QANTAS I was pleased to learn that Qantas will have a limited service to and from Sydney. with two (2) return services each week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, commencing this Friday. $140 MILLION BOOST FOR REGIONAL AREAS The... Read more

Letter to Member; Stimulus to benefit Regional Hospitals, Courthouses and Aboriginal Housing & more (16 April 2020)

April 16, 2020

Dear Member/ Friend, NEWS FOR THE BUSH The Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional Development announced today that over $100 million of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 stimulus package would go towards: Expansion of plantation nurseries. Infrastructure repairs in State forests.... Read more

Letter to Member; Tenancies, Higher Education, Preschools, Small Business Loans and Business Confidence (14 April 2020)

April 14, 2020

Dear Member/Friend TENANCIES  Following the Federal Government’s announcements in relation to tenancy hardship, the NSW Government, over the Easter break, announced $440 million in relief for renters and landlords. The measures are to apply to commercial leases where the tenant... Read more