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August 7, 2021

Dear Member / Friend, 2 active cases of Covid-19 have been officially confirmed in our local area. Both cases are in isolation. As a result, Armidale Regional Local Government Area will enter a seven-day lockdown from 5pm tonight until 12.01am Sunday,... Read more

COVID-19: JobKeeper Post September 2020 Reminder

September 7, 2020

  COVID-19 Business Advisory Dear Member / Friend, JOBKEEPER – POST SEPTEMBER 2020 - REMINDER On 21 July, the Federal Government announced that it would be extending JobKeeper until 28 March 2021, though payments would not be at the same... Read more

Letter to Member; COVID-19: JobKeeper Extension And Change After September (21 July 2020)

July 21, 2020

Dear Member / Friend, Today the Prime Minister announced changes to JobKeeper and JobSeeker. JOBKEEPER JobKeeper is to be extended beyond the end of September, but not in its present form. Significant changes are: Extension Jobkeeper will be extended for... Read more

Letter to Member; COVID-19: Pubs And Clubs; Restaurants, Cafes And Bars; Weddings And Funerals; High Risk Areas (17 July 2020)

July 17, 2020

Dear Member / Friend, PUBS  From today: Pubs can only have a maximum of 10 people per group booking (down from 20), with a maximum of 300 patrons or one customer per 4 square metres, whichever is the lesser. Alcohol... Read more

Letter to Member; COVID-19: JobTrainer; COVID-19 Safety Plan; UNE Partnerships (16 July 2020)

July 16, 2020

Dear Member / Friend, JOB TRAINER PROGRAM Today, the Prime Minister announced a $2 Billion “JobTrainer” program. The program is to provide up to 340,700 additional training places to help school leavers and job seekers access short and long courses... Read more

Letter to Members; COVID-19: Victoria; COVID Safety Plans; Armidale Regional Council (8 July 2020)

July 8, 2020

Dear Member/Friend VICTORIA  If ever there was a reminder about how quickly this nasty virus can move, Victoria is it. It is a very timely reminder that we all must adhere to the social distancing and hygiene rules. It is... Read more

Letter to Member; COVID-19: $3000 Grant. Council: Change Of Name; Council Webinar (30 June 2020)

June 30, 2020

Dear Member / Friend, $3,000 GRANT  From tomorrow, 1 July 2020, small businesses and not for profits can apply for the Small Business Recovery Grant. The grant is intended to assist businesses as they reopen from the restrictions imposed as... Read more

Letter to Member; COVID-19. Department Of Regional NSW – Armidale; REX And QANTASLink (26 June 2020)

June 26, 2020

Dear Member / Friend, NEWLY ESTABLISHED DEPARTMENT OF REGIONAL NSW - ARMIDALE Today, John Barilaro, the NSW Deputy Premier, announced the establishment of the Department of Regional NSW. This is a very welcome development as it provides a better focus... Read more

Letter to Member; COVID-19. Exports And Reopening Grants (17 June 2020)

June 17, 2020

Dear Member / Friend, EXPORTS The NSW Government announced today a $12.8 million package in support of programs to create jobs and support the regions. The package is intended to reinvigorate export industries affected by COVID-19 and provides for more... Read more

Letter to Member; COVID-19. UPDATE: 1 July Changes; Brewers; And Chamber Communications (16 June 2020)

June 16, 2020

Dear Member / Friend, CHANGES EFFECTIVE 1 JULY Inside Venue Changes The number of people allowed at inside venues (currently 50) will be determined by the 4 square metre rule with no upper limit. All activity is to be seated. Nightclubs... Read more