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March 2021 Flood Assistance

Many businesses in Port Macquarie and the Hastings region have been severely affected by the rain event.  Fortunately many have not; and are reaching out to offer any assistance they can.  Chamber is able to provide links for these offers, and if you have a specific need or wish to offer your services, please contact Mark Wilson on 0412 221 204 or executive@portchamber.com.au

 

Office Space: Justine Sandry and the team at Four Core Solutions at Belah Road have a boardroom and some office space with internet available for those who need it. Contact Justine directly on  1300 077 034

 

COLOURWORKS  has announced it will donate $50,000 worth of office equipment to businesses in flood affected areas across New South Wales (NSW).

To access assistance visit our website colourworks.com.au, phone 1300 351 594 or email floodrelief@colourworks.com.au
Our team will follow up and we will assess your business requirements

 

CSU in conjunction with PMHC are offering space and facilities at the new Business Hub centre at the CSU campus at no cost to flood effected businesses. Please link through and contact the Hub directly here: The HUB Business and Co-working Centre

 

Sovereign Hills are offering free use of their co-lab business space at the Sovereign Hills Town Centre. Contact Meg or Frank on 02 5526 5416

 

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Community Flood Updates:

We strongly urge people to not travel on the roads where possible.  Roads may be cut off by water, and there is an increased risk of landslips. Avoid driving through water.

For more information on waster services and evacuations and other services please check Council’s website here

 

SERVICE NSW have a disaster assistance website which can show you many options available depending on your circumstances. Have a look here: disasterassistance.service.nsw.gov.au/

 

For State Government disaster relief advice and assistance look here: Disaster Assistance

 

Federal Emergency financial assistance is now available for residents in the Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Nambucca and Port Macquarie-Hastings regions who have been severely affected by storms and floods.

Assistance is now available and we encourage anyone who has suffered the loss of a home or belongings or damage to a business premise to contact the Disaster Welfare Assistance Line on

1800 018 444 and see if you are eligible.

Disaster assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

 

 

 

 

 

Current COVID-19 updates

Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce has been supporting industry and businesses across the Port Macquarie region for over thirty years. Our vibrant and innovative municipality benefits from the strong advocacy and guidance of the Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce in growing the economic and social capital of our community. As the longest serving network in the region, we have witnessed our home town evolve from a humble little fishing village into a vibrant cultural hub and world-class travel destination.

We are now in an unusual situation which we believe requires specific attention by all business nationally and in our region. This page will be updated regularly in an effort to provide links to relevant information as it becomes available.

 

 

  • Current restrictions on businesses

For some types of businesses, you are required to have a COVID-19 Safety Plan. A COVID-19 Safety plan is recommended for other types of businesses. Find out about developing a COVID-19 Safety Plan for your business.

Changes and updates for NSW businesses

The NSW Gov website is constantly updated. You will find the most current information applying to your business category HERE

 

COUNCIL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE PLANS:

Chamber have made a submission to Council regarding the Local Economic Assistance Plan. Details HERE

RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES:

The NSW government has introduced measures to help landlords and residential tenants work together during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 6-month package is designed to support tenancies to continue wherever possible. You  will find further details HERE

COMMERCIAL TENANCIES:

A mandatory commercial tenancies ‘code of conduct’ was announced by the National Cabinet.
The purpose of the Code is to impose a set of leasing principles for commercial tenancies (including retail, office and industrial) between owners/operators/other landlords and tenants. It will apply in circumstances where the tenant is a small-medium sized business (annual turnover of up to $50 million) and is an eligible business for the purpose of the Australian Government’s JobKeeper programme.
Landlords must not cancel a lease and tenants must honour lease requirements, although deferrals and waivers of proportions of rent may be made in consultation.
The arrangements will be overseen by binding mediation and a mandatory code will be rolled out in each state and territory.
You can view further details HERE
You can view the code HERE

 

 

  • Chamber is recommending that local businesses:
    • Have the necessary plans in place to operate as normal as possible,
    • Keep up to date and informed with any new developments around COVID19 and amend plans accordingly,
    • Communicate with staff and customers to reassure them that you have appropriate plans in place,
    • Increase hygiene practices and awareness in the workplace,
    • Review and communicate your travel and sick policies with your team.
    • Encourage and even demand that any of your people self isolate at any indication of illness.
    • In a shopfront situation, Think about a concierge service at your front door to limit numbers at any given time.
    • Any business operator who needs assistance or guidance please contact us.

 

LOOK AFTER YOURSELF – IF YOU  OR ANYONE YOU KNOW NEEDS HELP:

 

Please support your community through these challenging times by buying local whenever possible. 

Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce

March 2021 Flood Assistance

Many businesses in Port Macquarie and the Hastings region have been severely affected by the rain event.  Fortunately many have not; and are reaching out to offer any assistance they can.  Chamber is able to provide links for these offers, and if you have a specific need or wish to offer your services, please contact Mark Wilson on 0412 221 204 or executive@portchamber.com.au

 

Office Space: Justine Sandry and the team at Four Core Solutions at Belah Road have a boardroom and some office space with internet available for those who need it. Contact Justine directly on  1300 077 034

 

COLOURWORKS  has announced it will donate $50,000 worth of office equipment to businesses in flood affected areas across New South Wales (NSW).

To access assistance visit our website colourworks.com.au, phone 1300 351 594 or email floodrelief@colourworks.com.au
Our team will follow up and we will assess your business requirements

 

CSU in conjunction with PMHC are offering space and facilities at the new Business Hub centre at the CSU campus at no cost to flood effected businesses. Please link through and contact the Hub directly here: The HUB Business and Co-working Centre

 

Sovereign Hills are offering free use of their co-lab business space at the Sovereign Hills Town Centre. Contact Meg or Frank on 02 5526 5416

 

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Community Flood Updates:

We strongly urge people to not travel on the roads where possible.  Roads may be cut off by water, and there is an increased risk of landslips. Avoid driving through water.

For more information on waster services and evacuations and other services please check Council’s website here

 

SERVICE NSW have a disaster assistance website which can show you many options available depending on your circumstances. Have a look here: disasterassistance.service.nsw.gov.au/

 

For State Government disaster relief advice and assistance look here: Disaster Assistance

 

Federal Emergency financial assistance is now available for residents in the Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey, Nambucca and Port Macquarie-Hastings regions who have been severely affected by storms and floods.

Assistance is now available and we encourage anyone who has suffered the loss of a home or belongings or damage to a business premise to contact the Disaster Welfare Assistance Line on

1800 018 444 and see if you are eligible.

Disaster assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

 

 

 

 

 

Current COVID-19 updates

Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce has been supporting industry and businesses across the Port Macquarie region for over thirty years. Our vibrant and innovative municipality benefits from the strong advocacy and guidance of the Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce in growing the economic and social capital of our community. As the longest serving network in the region, we have witnessed our home town evolve from a humble little fishing village into a vibrant cultural hub and world-class travel destination.

We are now in an unusual situation which we believe requires specific attention by all business nationally and in our region. This page will be updated regularly in an effort to provide links to relevant information as it becomes available.

 

 

  • Current restrictions on businesses

For some types of businesses, you are required to have a COVID-19 Safety Plan. A COVID-19 Safety plan is recommended for other types of businesses. Find out about developing a COVID-19 Safety Plan for your business.

Changes and updates for NSW businesses

The NSW Gov website is constantly updated. You will find the most current information applying to your business category HERE

 

COUNCIL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE PLANS:

Chamber have made a submission to Council regarding the Local Economic Assistance Plan. Details HERE

RESIDENTIAL TENANCIES:

The NSW government has introduced measures to help landlords and residential tenants work together during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 6-month package is designed to support tenancies to continue wherever possible. You  will find further details HERE

COMMERCIAL TENANCIES:

A mandatory commercial tenancies ‘code of conduct’ was announced by the National Cabinet.
The purpose of the Code is to impose a set of leasing principles for commercial tenancies (including retail, office and industrial) between owners/operators/other landlords and tenants. It will apply in circumstances where the tenant is a small-medium sized business (annual turnover of up to $50 million) and is an eligible business for the purpose of the Australian Government’s JobKeeper programme.
Landlords must not cancel a lease and tenants must honour lease requirements, although deferrals and waivers of proportions of rent may be made in consultation.
The arrangements will be overseen by binding mediation and a mandatory code will be rolled out in each state and territory.
You can view further details HERE
You can view the code HERE

 

 

  • Chamber is recommending that local businesses:
    • Have the necessary plans in place to operate as normal as possible,
    • Keep up to date and informed with any new developments around COVID19 and amend plans accordingly,
    • Communicate with staff and customers to reassure them that you have appropriate plans in place,
    • Increase hygiene practices and awareness in the workplace,
    • Review and communicate your travel and sick policies with your team.
    • Encourage and even demand that any of your people self isolate at any indication of illness.
    • In a shopfront situation, Think about a concierge service at your front door to limit numbers at any given time.
    • Any business operator who needs assistance or guidance please contact us.

 

LOOK AFTER YOURSELF – IF YOU  OR ANYONE YOU KNOW NEEDS HELP:

 

Please support your community through these challenging times by buying local whenever possible. 

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