Manager Communications and Cultural Services - Gunnedah Shire Council
COVID-19 Business Support

The NSW Government have introduced a recovery package with financial assistance, support measures and tax relief to help businesses and people across the state impacted by the current COVID-19 restrictions.

The business grants program has been expanded, with grants between $7,500 and $15,000 available to eligible businesses with annual wages up to $10 million.

A new grant program has also been introduced for smaller micro businesses with turnover between $30,000 and $75,000.

Targeted support will enable eligible accommodation premises that have lost room nights during the recent school holidays to apply for grants of up to $5,000.

For more information and to find out if your business is eligible, visit https://bit.ly/3hTGcOd

Manager Communications and Cultural Services - Gunnedah Shire Council
Energy Efficient Communities Program – Business Stream – High Energy Using Grant

Business Stream – High Energy Using Business Grants opened for applications today and closes on 24 September 2020.

This grant opportunity is for high energy using businesses with an annual net energy consumption of more than 0.05 PJ per year.

The objectives of this grant opportunity are to support high energy using businesses to:

  • replace existing equipment with higher efficiency equipment
  • install or replace a component/s to help an existing system run more efficiently
  • carry out energy audits
  • carry out monitoring of energy usage and emissions

The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are:

  • reduced energy consumption leading to reduced greenhouse gas emissions from high energy using businesses
  • increased awareness amongst high energy using business owners on how to improve their energy efficiency
  • reduced energy costs for businesses
Manager Communications and Cultural Services - Gunnedah Shire Council
Invigorate Gunnedah supporting recovery in the wake of COVID-19

Gunnedah Shire Council is moving to the second phase of its economic response to COVID-19, with the introduction of the Community Resilience Business Recovery Package – Invigorate Gunnedah.

Endorsed by Council at the July Ordinary Meeting, the second phase of the package, valued at more than $800,000, incorporates a range of community and business initiatives to support recovery, rebuilding and revitalisation throughout the Gunnedah Shire.

The recovery package is centered upon six key objectives, including:

  1. Support local spending,
  2. Bring vibrancy back into the CBD,
  3. Strengthen our businesses and encourage resilience,
  4. Grow our tourism sector in Gunnedah Shire,
  5. Promote Gunnedah as the first choice to live, work and invest, and
  6. Drive local infrastructure projects to create more jobs.

Each objective will be achieved through a number of initiatives and strategies, to be rolled out in the coming weeks.

For further information about these initiatives and Gunnedah Shire Council’s broader COVID-19 response, visit www.gunnedah.nsw.gov.au