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We’re going to let the excitement build for a bit longer!  The Business Awards Committee, in conjunction with our major sponsor Coastline Credit Union, have made the decision that it is in everyone’s best interests to postpone our Gala Dinner event to November.

We believe it is essential to consider the health and well-being of both the business and local community at the moment, and feel that the vast majority of you would support a postponement.  We would like to again express our thanks for your continued support during these interesting times.

We are looking forward to holding a well overdue event, with full venue capacity in November.  If you wish to discuss this, please do not hesitate to contact us at the office.   More information will be provided in the next few weeks.  We will just have to let the anticipation for the winners build a little longer!

 

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.

9 September 2021 – Let’s Get Back to Business – Read Media Release from Business NSW here.

2 September 2021 – COVID-19 economic support measures extended – see media release here

COVID-19 Support package for Business for more information about the new UPDATED eligibility guidelines, watch the 20 minute recording from Service NSW here.

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.

CHANGE AND UPDATES FOR NSW BUSINESSES:

The NSW Government website is constantly updated. You will find the most current information on grants, loans and assistance 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

We’re going to let the excitement build for a bit longer!  The Business Awards Committee, in conjunction with our major sponsor Coastline Credit Union, have made the decision that it is in everyone’s best interests to postpone our Gala Dinner event to November.

We believe it is essential to consider the health and well-being of both the business and local community at the moment, and feel that the vast majority of you would support a postponement.  We would like to again express our thanks for your continued support during these interesting times.

We are looking forward to holding a well overdue event, with full venue capacity in November.  If you wish to discuss this, please do not hesitate to contact us at the office.   More information will be provided in the next few weeks.  We will just have to let the anticipation for the winners build a little longer!

 

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.

9 September 2021 – Let’s Get Back to Business – Read Media Release from Business NSW here.

2 September 2021 – COVID-19 economic support measures extended – see media release here

COVID-19 Support package for Business for more information about the new UPDATED eligibility guidelines, watch the 20 minute recording from Service NSW here.

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.

CHANGE AND UPDATES FOR NSW BUSINESSES:

The NSW Government website is constantly updated. You will find the most current information on grants, loans and assistance 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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