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January and February have been busy times with community consultation on the Draft Economic Development Strategy and the submission of more grant applications.
For this financial year there has been 11 grants approved to the value of $4,646,000 and only 2 unsuccessful. We have 10 grant applications lodged and pending decisions to the value of $20,241,745.
For details and information on grant opportunities for business, industry and community have a read of our Bid Blast
February Bid Blast
Marketing is extra busy with a new LIVE/INVEST campaign in final production and launching before the end of the month.
Soon we'll have advertising opportunities open to local businesses in our new Visitor Guide and on the Glen Innes Highlands website - more details below.
Local 'Things-to-do' are high on the agenda that will also serve as new products/experiences to attract tourists. We have Escape Rooms (full funded), Rail Trail (funding application submitted), Powerhouse Museum (in concept), Motor Sports Complex (in concept), Skate Park (funding application submitted) as well as an Art initiative occupy some of the empty shops during June.
Highlands Hub - a business and community shared space - has been submitted for funding which will be supported online with Highlands Hub - Business (live) and Community (in development).
Want more detail?
Make sure you view my reports to Council within the monthly Council Business Papers here
Manager Economic Development
Glen Innes Severn Council
February 17, 2021
The NSW Government is launching Dine & Discover NSW to encourage the community to get out and about, supporting dining, arts and tourism businesses, like yours, which have been impacted by COVID-19.
Businesses have been invited to register online.
Businesses must be registered as COVID Safe and meet eligibility criteria to participate.
Businesses need to download and install the Service NSW for Business app on their chosen smart device that will be used to scan customer vouchers.
The app can be installed on multiple devices with a camera but will only work on Apple or Android.
Businesses can register online now ahead of the state wide launch.
Justice Connect, Legal Aid NSW and Financial Rights Legal Centre have each launched programs offering free legal help and aid for small businesses, farmers and primary producers affected by the bushfires.
1. Justice Connect - designs and delivers high impact interventions to increase access to legal support and progress social justice.
2. Legal Aid NSW - small businesses and farmers can apply through their lawyer for funding to assist with legal costs.
3. Financial Rights Legal Centre - providing legal help to consumers, farmers, small businesses and farmers
Council presented the draft Economic Development Strategy for Glen Innes Highlands.
The ‘place-based’ approach seeks community and Council partnership and collaboration to deliver the 20-year strategy and 5-year action plan.
We'll be collating and reviewing all of the submissions and adapting the draft. Then it's presented to Council for their final adoption - likely to be March 2021.
Keep an eye out in your Council's meetings and business papers here.
Highlands Hub is like a business chamber without the cost or meetings. If all businesses join (free) we can support each other in these challenging times.
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