BUSINESS SUPPORT GRANTS EXTENDED TO NSW BORDER COMMUNITIES FROM MAY 2021
Member for Albury Justin Clancy today announced that the NSW Government’s support package for border community businesses impacted under the current Stay at Home orders for parts of NSW would be extended to include financial impacts from the period of the May restrictions associated with the Victorian Government.
This includes the Small Business COVID-19 Support Grant and the Hospitality and Tourism COVID-19 Support Grant announced yesterday by the NSW Government.
“I am pleased I was able to bring to the NSW Government the needs for covid related business support for our border businesses beyond the current NSW restrictions to include the May restrictions from Victoria.
“The NSW Treasurer was quick to respond to my representation on behalf of our community and for the border region extending along the state’s southern border, and I would like to thank him, the Minister for Small Business, and the Minister for Customer Service for their encouragement and support for this extension of the NSW funding,” Mr Clancy said.
Anthony McFarlane, Business NSW Regional Manager, Riverina Murray added, “This is great news for small businesses and the extension back to May will mean that the very real impacts on NSW border businesses from Victoria’s lockdowns in May have been recognised and financial support will now be available.”
CEO of Murray Regional Tourism, Mark Francis, said: “Murray Regional Tourism welcomes the announcement for the business support extension to include the impacts of the recent restrictions across May and early June prohibiting Victorians visiting the NSW areas of the region. The tourism sector has been decimated by the sustained impacts of border closures and restrictions and this initiative will provide critical financial support to ensure businesses can remain viable through the recovery phase and enable the region and our tourism businesses to be best placed to welcome back visitors to enjoy the fantastic experiences available along the Murray.”
Eligible businesses must meet requirements for operation and location within the NSW defined Border Zone with the eligibility period starting from mid-May.
More information will be available on the Service NSW website in upcoming days.