Thredbo Updatee.

Winter is coming 

With the announcement this morning (20 May) that the Government is relaxing travel restrictions from 1 June. This will mean that visitors will begin returning to the mountains for holidays.  While there is still no confirmed date for the commencement of lift operations for winter 2020 we will begin to see visitors in the Village from earlyJune and the June Long weekend may see quite a few arrivals in town.

For this reason I think it is important that  members should ensure that we have prepared our premises / properties as COVIDsafe locations for our guests. Here are some links to assist:

Covid Safe Business Planning Tool

COVID-19 $10,000 Grants.
Don’t forget that applications for the $10,000 small business COVID-19 support grant close on 1 June 2020.
To be eligible for this grant, you must:
  • be based in NSW
  • be a small business
  • be registered with an ABN as at 1 March 2020
  • have an annual turnover of more than $75,000
  • employ 1-19 full-time workers as at 1 March 2020 
  • be able to report a payroll below the NSW 2019-2020 payroll tax threshold of $900,000
  • have been highly impacted by Public Health (COVID-19 Restrictions on Gathering and Movement) Order 2020 effective on 31 March 2020
  • have experienced at least 75% decline in turnover compared to the same two-week period in 2019, as a result of COVID-19 (for businesses that have been in operation for less than 12 months, refer to the guidelines)
  • have unavoidable business costs not otherwise the subject of other NSW and Commonwealth Government financial assistance measures
For the full eligibility criteria and to apply, visit the Service NSW website.
Property Insurance Update.
As you may be aware there have been several properties in Thredbo struggling to find insurance renewals after the 2020 bush fire season.   Chamber representatives have sought advice from suitably qualified brokers who may be able to assist members and others within Thredbo with insurance cover for the future.
We currently understand that only two insurers are comfortable tendering for the business, however they are both yet to respond. We are currently discussing options and once we have more tangible information to pass on to members we will be happy to inform you of all options.

Stay Tuned

Update From Thredbo Property Department

Dear Sub-lessees and Property Owners,
Kosciuszko Thredbo  welcome the lifting of the NSW travel ban, however please note that Thredbo Resort will not be opening the snow season for skiing and snowboarding over the June long weekend. This means there will be no skiing/snowboarding or any opening weekend events in Thredbo over 5-8 June 2020.
Rest assured, we are continuing to work hard with Government authorities and snow industry partners to deliver a COVID safe season. We remain hopeful that we’ll be able to offer skiing and snowboarding this winter and are hoping to announce an Opening Date as soon as possible.
Kind Regards,
Property Department
Kosciuszko Thredbo Pty Ltd
PO Box 92 Thredbo NSW 2625 |  

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