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Georges River Business Survey – Share your thoughts
There’s just one week left to have your say on the Georges River Business Survey!
If you are you a local business owner or operator, council want your feedback on recent challenges and opportunities to help create programs and initiatives to support local business.
Plus, they’re offering some great prizes!
To learn more and take our survey, visit https://fal.cn/3noAe
City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council
Apply for the 2022 Small Business Support Program

Service NSW has extended the 2022 Small Business Support Program until 29 April.

If you’re a business, sole trader or not-for-profit organisation in NSW and you’ve been impacted by the Omicron wave of COVID-19, you may be eligible for a payment under the 2022 Small Business Support Program.

The program provides cash flow support to help eligible businesses survive the impacts of COVID-19 and maintain their NSW employee headcount.

Before you begin your application, make sure you have all the correct documents to support your eligibility ready to upload. This will help us to assess your application as quickly as possible.

Eligible businesses will receive one payment covering the 4-week period of February 2022. Businesses will not receive payment for January 2022.

For more information visit the Service NSW website

If you’re not able to complete your application online, please call us on 13 77 88.

City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council
Apply for the small business fees and charges rebate

The NSW Government has announced that the small business fees and charges rebate will increase from $1,500 to $2,000. In addition, road user tolls for business vehicles will be added as an eligible fee for businesses to claim. We are working on these changes. More information will be available soon.

If you’re a sole trader, the owner of a small business or a not-for-profit organisation in NSW, you may be eligible for a small business fees and charges rebate of $1,500.

This rebate helps businesses recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and encourages growth by reducing the cost of running a business. Eligible businesses or not-for-profits only need to apply for the rebate once, but can submit multiple claims until the full value of $1,500 is reached.

Funds can be used to offset the costs of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges due and paid from 1 March 2021. These include, but are not limited to:

  • food authority licences
  • liquor licences
  • tradesperson licences
  • event fees
  • outdoor seating fees
  • council rates.

View the full list of eligible fees and charges.

City Marketing & Strategic Partnerships Officer - Georges River Council
A new rebate to help small businesses reduce running costs

The NSW Government’s $1,500 Small Business Fees and Charges Rebate can help small businesses, sole traders and not-for-profit organisations with the cost of government fees and charges, supporting their recovery from the impact of COVID-19.

Qualifying businesses can use the rebate to claim back the cost of eligible NSW and local government fees and charges due and paid from 1 March 2021.

Businesses only need to apply for the rebate once but can submit multiple claims until the full value of $1,500 is reached. The rebate is available from 1 April 2021 until 30 June 2022.

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Media lab – free resource available for your digital creation

The Media Lab is a digital-creation space located within Hurstville Library. It is available for community use and also hosts regular workshops and events.

Using the Media Lab

The Media Lab is equipped for a range of uses, with technology available for in-house use and also for loan. Equipment includes:
  • Microsoft Surface Studio PCs with Intel® Core™ i7 processors and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Audio recording equipment, including a range of microphones, mixers and accessories
  • Video and digital SLR cameras, plus full studio lighting and accessories
  • 360-degree camera equipment and accessories
  • 3D Printer and accessories
  • Musical instruments, including guitars, bass guitars, synthesisers, 88-key upright digital piano and accessories