The COVID-19 situation is presenting all of us with serious challenges, especially our businesses
A range of support measures have been put in place for businesses and individuals by the Federal and State Governments and businesses are encouraged to visit the following sites
We have reviewed our Financial Assistance Policy and the draft policy is currently open for comment on YourVoice here.
If you are experiencing financial difficulty as a result of COVID-19 you can apply for rate relief by completing the Rate Relief Hardship Assistance form which can be completed online here.
For food businesses, register for a FREE 45 minute one-on-one mentoring session (via Zoom web meeting) with food retailing experts Brain and Poulter and get some valuable help to transition to takeaway and delivery. You can register at: https://www.picktime.com/brainandpoultercovid19triage
Any local business that needs assistance to navigate the current crisis and position themselves to continue trading and maximise opportunities when the situation eases should check out: https://investqueanbeyanpalerang.com.au/crisis/
NSW Government Small Business Grants
The NSW Government is providing financial support of up to $10,000 to ease pressures on small businesses and non-profit organisations suffering as a result of COVID-19. Applications of this grant are now open for eligible businesses. Further details including; eligibility and how to apply can be found on the Service NSW website.
Information for food businesses
We are keeping residents updated on those businesses providing takeaway options via the Visit Queanbeyan-Palerang at https://visitqueanbeyanpalerang.com.au/takeaway-and-delivery-in-queanbeyan-palerang. Food businesses can register on this page to be included.
We have also developed a Factsheet for food businesses which you can download here(PDF, 327KB) .