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More support for COVID-19 affected businesses

24/04/2020

Georges River Councillor Warren Tegg called for the creation of a Business Support Program at the Georges River Council Extraordinary Council Meeting on Monday 20 April to assist businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
 
Councillor Tegg explained that businesses that have experienced a decline in business, due to a drop in customers or an interruption to their supply chain as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, would be eligible for support through the program.
 
“We need to step up and help our fantastic local businesses during this crisis” said Councillor Tegg, “Many local businesses were suffering even before the social distancing rules came into place. The federal government assistance, while welcome, has been very slow in coming, so we need to do what we can to help.” 
 
“This new program will let businesses know what we can do to help right now and will look into ways that we can help local business get back on their feet once social distancing protocols are relaxed,” added Councillor Tegg.
 
“I will continue to work with other Councillors and staff to ensure that our residents, community groups and businesses have all the support that they need to get through this crisis,” Councillor Tegg concluded.
 
Council’s extensive Economic and Social Recovery Plan will be tabled shortly. The plan covers immediate, medium and long-term commitments to help the Georges River community recover.
 
For information on Georges River Council, please visit www.georgesriver.nsw.gov.au or call 9330 6400.
 
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