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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

Letter to Member; Commercial Tenancies, Qantas Update and Membership Offer (8 April 2020)

April 8, 2020

Dear Member/Friend, Yesterday, the Prime Minister, at a press conference, spoke about Commercial Tenancies and theoretical modeling in relation to the impact of coronavirus. The Media Statement can be found at: Any business operators with concerns about their ability to... Read more

Letter to Member; Latest Updates & Useful Links (6 April 2020)

April 6, 2020

Dear Member/Friend TAFE NSW COURSES + OTHER PROGRAMS The NSW Government has announced today that, in conjunction with TAFE, a number of “fee-free” short courses would be offered by TAFE. The courses are within 3 areas: Develop Administrative Skills; Enhance... Read more

Letter to Member; Small Business Package, Tenancy and Qantas

April 3, 2020

GOOD NEWS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES The NSW Government has this morning announced a $750 million-dollar package for small business whereby small businesses will receive grants of up to $10,000 to help with their cash flow. It is intended that businesses... Read more

Letter to Member; Free Childcare, Tenancies, Chamber Communications And Programs (NEW)(COVID-19)

April 2, 2020

CHILDCARE  The Prime Minister has today announced a measure that will provide free child care, underpinning the survival of childcare centres and allowing working parents to continue to work. See the Prime Minister’s Media Statement: Key features of the plan... Read more