21.7 C
Byron Shire
March 3, 2021

Tweed Mayor: support border businesses

Latest News

Forum to address housing emergency, March 8

A grassroots movement is bringing women, community and art together on International Women’s Day (March 8) in an urgent push to solve the local housing emergency. 

Other News

‘Hollywood’ drug squads over the top

I guess we have to thank Hollywood for the enduring myth that a black-clad squad of elite 'blokes', preferably with cool helicopters, from the capital are needed to crack down on really serious crime in hick parts of the country like Mullumbimby.

Action on Cumbalum Interchange at Ballina?

Following multiple community requests, Cr Phillip Meehan brought a motion to the last Ballina Council meeting calling for additional ramps to be built at the Cumbalum-Pacific Motorway interchange.

Ready for Byron’s latest massive development on Jonson St?

The changing face of Byron as Gold Coast and Sydney developers move in to recreate the look and feel of the town with intense development proposals.

TGA obstructs prescription psilocybin, MDMA

Imagine that some crazy professors convince a bunch of participants at a five-day mindfulness retreat to agree to take part in an experiment where half of them are given magic mushrooms, and half of them a placebo.

Cavanbah centre gets a taste of 3×3 basketball

The Byron Beez basketball team in collaboration with the U League hosted a 3x3 tournament at the Cavanbah centre at the end of January that attracted 30 teams.

Mandy Nolan’s Soapbox: Dear Brittany

We watched you. We watched you break the silence. We heard the truth shatter like a glass hitting the tiles.

Tweed mayor Katie Milne.

With the border and restrictions changing on a daily basis, the Tweed Mayor, Katie Milne has urged Tweed residents to stay local and support local businesses.

With the border now closed, exemptions will apply for cross border residents, photographic identification and proof of address is expected to be required when applying for a border pass.

‘With the border closed and the Queensland Premier encouraging Queensland residents to stay in their state, it’s more important than ever we give our local businesses the support they need to keep going through these difficult times,’ said Councillor Milne said.

‘In particular, pay a visit to Tweed Heads businesses who have been struggling with traffic from the border closures. You can check the travel times on Google Maps as the queues to cross the border are often much shorter now at certain times.

Tweed businesses likely to see a downturn

‘Tweed businesses generally are also likely to see a downturn with the call to Queenslanders to stay home, so please support all our local businesses but, of course, in a COVID safe way observing physical distancing. Stay home if you’re sick and consider a face mask as recommended by NSW Health if you are in a crowded place indoors.

‘Council’s Tweed Holiday Parks have been swamped with cancellations from Queenslanders as I’m sure other local accommodation providers have – including for the September school holidays – so it’s a great opportunity for locals to experience our spectacular coastal and hinterland stays.’

Here are some other ways locals can support Tweed businesses safely:
1. Take advantage of food delivery and take away services.
2. Shop online with local suppliers.
3. Stay engaged and active by participating in yoga, fitness and art classes online.
4. Help local Tweed businesses grow their social media presence by writing a positive review, inviting friends to like the business page and sharing posts about their updated trading.
5. Stay home if you are sick, wash your hands and practise physical distancing to help keep staff and other customers safe.
6. Buy a gift card from a locally-owned business to spend later.
7. Be patient and say thank you – we’re all in this together.
8. Visit What’s on Tweed for the latest local events, including online events.
9. For local deals, check out visitthetweed.com.au/lovethetweed

To help Tweed residents and businesses Council has a COVID-19 Care Package offering more than $600,000 in support to take care of the Tweed, in addition to the government support on offer.

Council has pulled together the latest information from federal, state and local government as well as the private sector to assist Tweed businesses in this challenging time.

Contact Council’s Land and Economic Development Team on 02 6670 2165 or email [email protected] for more ideas and advice for your business, to discuss ways to adapt and stay open safely and to get some tips on how to promote your business to a local audience.

For the latest information on COVID-19 restrictions, visit emergency.tweed.nsw.gov.au/coronavirus.


Recent stories, information and updates regarding COVID-19

Cult Covid

John Scrivener, Main Arm A careful analysis of Cult Covid must clearly distinguish between four separate and distinct yet interconnected categories of phenomena, namely 1) a virus, 2) an illness, 3) a media hyped narrative, and 4) government imposed restrictions....

3

Ballina Airport responds to Melbourne COVID scare

Ballina Byron Gateway Airport has introduced new health measures for travellers arriving from Melbourne, after several Melbourne venues were linked to a confirmed COVID case.

0

Human activity, climate change risk more pandemics

New research has revealed climate change, environmental degradation and human activity are creating a perfect storm for more deadly pandemics like COVID-19. Scientists from the University of Western Australia (UWA) say COVID-19 has highlighted the critical need to reduce human impacts...

12

Queensland Health issues public health alert

Queensland Health is asking anyone who has arrived from New Zealand since 14 January, including on green corridor flights, to get tested and quarantine until they receive a negative test result.

0

Keep free parking at LBH – HSU and Saffin

The Health Services Union has called on Lismore City Council to reconsider a decision to cancel free all-day street parking at Lismore Base Hospital.

0

Access to capital critical for small business

Many businesses and in particular small business, have been really struggling under the weight of COVID-19 and with the rollback of Jobkeeper, things have just gotten tougher.

0

Meaningful lockdown more satisfying than busyness

New research shows people who pursue meaningful activities – things they enjoy doing – during lockdown feel more satisfied than those who simply keep themselves busy

0

UK variant of COVID-19 linked to hotel cleaner

Queensland Health says that the partner of the quarantine hotel cleaner who tested positive to the UK variant of COVID-19 on 7 January 2021, has also tested positive to COVID-19.

0

Former MLC critical of councillors in NYE aftermath

Former Greens MLC Ian Cohen has lashed out at councillors for their lack of preparation for NYE.

1

Tweed mayor supports Brisbane lockdown

The Mayor of Tweed Chris Cherry says she supports the swift action of the Queensland Government in introducing a 3-day lockdown of the Greater Brisbane area in response to a COVID-19 case.

0


Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Bangalow blackspot puts school children at risk

Will action ever be taken to protect school kids getting on and off the bus on Lismore Road, Bangalow as trucks fly by at 80km/h?

Lifting the lid on plans to build a retirement village in Ewingsdale

The letter sent to the residents of Ewingsdale last year by holiday park owner Ingenia seemed fairly innocuous at first glance...

Byron’s new road: the good and not so

After more than 30 years of talk, debate, disagreements, tears and political gridlock, Byron Bay has a new road to divert traffic from the CBD to the southern end of town.

Interview with Janet Swain

Janet Swain is 14. She’s in love with the tragic and brilliant cellist Jacquleine DuPré. But one day her mother arrives home with a bassoon.