Hi To All Members,
Over the past week we have witnessed an extraordinary demonstration of support for our unique mountain community. Our landlord, KT Pty Ltd, together with all member and non-member businesses within our community have pulled together to host an outstanding event to entertain in excess of 1000 guests. Our festival music directors Brian & Stewart as well as Chamber Executive members Kali & Ian plus the many other unnamed supporters and volunteers pulled together a fantastic event that was truly appreciated by all guests who attended. Congratulations to all business operators who invested in hosting artists at their venues as well as a big thank you to all the members who provided FOC accommodation and also to those outlets who provided meals to artists and sound technicians over the week-end.
After speaking with most of the F & B outlets involved over the week-end I am pleased to report that everyone was happy with the result given that the numbers were approximately 30% down on last year’s attendance. No issues were encountered that could not be resolved quickly and in good spirit. We have reviewed the festival and expect that we will be able to introduce new initiative for next year’s event.
It was pleasing to receive accurate occupancy feedback last week in preparation for the festival and I encourage all accommodation operators to continue to provide the Chamber with this information into the future.
The Chamber continues to represent your interests in reference to the bushfire emergency via both face-to-face and written communications between the regional Chamber office of the NSW Chamber (Illawarra ) and of course directly with the Sydney office of NSW Business Chamber. See links below for more detail.
Today, NPWS have opened additional park resources and as such KT have released the following information. View online
Please read this release as it covers a wide variety of information.
To finish with I would like to encourage all members to submit proposals, requests and suggestions
on what it is that you and your businesses would like to see your Chamber introduce or explore in order to serve your interests best. I do realise that there will be many suggestions that we will not be able to honour however we will do our best to review and respond as best we can to each one received.
Federal Government Bushfire Assistance Package
Tourism Snowy Mountains Action Plan to date