Mayor calls for support for Wollondilly Businesses
Posted on: 16.08.2021
The businesses in Wollondilly have faced many hardships and adversities over the recent years, but none as great as the struggles they are facing with the latest Covid-19 lockdown.
As the number of new Covid-19 cases worsen, so too does the uncertainty facing more than 4,600 local Wollondilly businesses.
While the NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announced six weeks ago that support would be available for businesses to help keep them afloat, many Wollondilly businesses are still waiting for this assistance.
As a result, many struggling businesses are turning to Council for support as they are yet to see a single dollar from the government-promised support funding.
Council is working closely with the Wollondilly business community to help them connect with the appropriate support, however there continues to be delays with support payments from the NSW Government which is creating growing fears for the future of many businesses in the Shire.
Wollondilly Shire Council Mayor, Robert Khan said “Many Wollondilly businesses are still waiting for an assessment and payments from the NSW Government, and they are growing increasingly desperate. This current lockdown is the hardest our businesses have had to face. Wollondilly businesses are struggling, they are desperate for financial assistance and many are stating they are not sure they will recover from or even survive the current lockdown without the promised financial support. If this delay continues, I fear that many businesses in Wollondilly will disappear. The NSW Government promised support for businesses so it’s time for them to deliver.”
As a matter of urgency Wollondilly Shire Council is asking the NSW Government to expedite the support they promised over six weeks ago to the Wollondilly business community. Without this support there are real concerns for the future of the Wollondilly business community and the jobs it creates within the local community.
Visit Wollondilly Shire Council’s website for more information about what support Council provides for small businesses in Wollondilly:
Or contact our Tourism and Small Business Support Team on 4677 1100.