Relief payments for Beaches businesses


NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has announced the rollout of a financial support package to small businesses across the Northern Beaches.

In a press conference in Manly on Thursday, the Treasurer explained that small businesses below the payroll tax threshold that experienced a downturn in revenue of 30 per cent or more would be eligible for a $3,000 payment through Service NSW.

Those that suffered a downturn of 50 per cent or more for a two-week period between 19 December and 10 February would also be eligible for a $5,000 relief payment.

"Now we know it's not a panacea but... this payment today will go some way to alleviating some of the costs incurred during a very difficult time," he says.

Member for Manly James Griffin, lauded the announcement as a 'wonderful day for the Beaches and a great day for the businesses and the people of the Northern beaches'.

"The Northern Beaches is back and we are open for business!" Mr Griffin smiles.

Minister for Finance and Small Business, Damien Tudehope, pointed to the wonderful cooperation from all levels of government for the grant rollout to come to fruition, including key discussions with Chris Lamont, the NSW Small Business Commissioner.

"Not only did the Commissioner suggest a hardship grant scheme, he's also indicated there's more to be done," Mr Tudehope explains.

"The rollout of the Dine and Discover should be accompanied by a program to get people to come to the Northern Beaches, places like Avalon and Manly, really important tourist destinations within Sydney... We want those places to be on everyone's checklists as places to use their Dine and Discover vouchers.

"For the businesses receiving these payments, they are to go towards rent, paying your electricity bills, or getting financial and legal advice. These are the important things that businesses need to do."

Joseph McDonough

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