Thank you for your ongoing membership and support of NSW Business Chamber, whether it be by direct membership, or through our local Chamber Alliance program.

NSW Business Chamber continues to advocate on your behalf in State and Federal Government corridors. It is important to recognise our strength of voice is connected to the breadth and depth of our membership base and our capacity to engage members on locally relevant policy areas.

Drought assistance

The current drought and its impact on our local economies continues to be a major issue right across the region. If you and your business needs advice or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us so we can try to connect you with the assistance you need. 

The NSW Small Business Commissioner’s office has released a Drought Support for Small Business factsheet, which also connects you with support available.

Find a better energy deal

If you are looking to make savings from your bottom line, we can help with finding you a better energy deal, and can provide tailored advice on energy via the Business Energy Advice Program (beap), which is an Australian Government initiative provided by the Chamber. 

If you need local help with your energy, please contact Katie Kidd on 02 6311 2201 or email katie.kidd@nswbc.com.au.

Securing vital water security infrastructure

Turning towards water, many of our towns in Western NSW are on water restrictions and depending on your Council, businesses are needing to implement a Water Savings Action Plan (WSAP). 

For assistance with your plan or tips on saving water in your business, please check out your local council website or these water saving tips.

It was also good to see the State and Federal Governments moving forward on vital water security infrastructure, which included the raising of the wall of Wyangala Dam. It will help encourage future business investment in the Lachlan Valley, but we need to see it’s delivery as soon as possible.

Western Business Forum

We have partnered with Growing Lachlan and a range of stakeholders to bring a fantastic business event in Condobolin on Monday 4 November. We would love to see lots of businesses from across Western NSW there. Tickets are only $25 for a full day of fantastic speakers. 

Speakers include Tom O’Toole from Beechworth Bakery, Jo Palmer from Pointer Remote Roles and our very own Jordan Core, from Cowra Business Chamber. There will be lots of takeaways from the day and can I encourage you to book your ticket today!

As always, if you have any issues or need assistance, please contact myself via vicki.seccombe@nswbc.com.au or Katie Kidd via katie.kidd@nswbc.com.au. We would be happy to assist.

Kind regards,

Vicki Seccombe – Regional Manager Western NSW, NSW Business Chamber