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Financial Support for Pittwater Small Businesses and Workers

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

In light of the situation across Greater Sydney, the NSW Government and Commonwealth Government today announced an expansion of financial support for impacted workers and businesses, including those in Pittwater.

Payments to individuals:

-If you have lost 8-20hrs of work a week – currently $325, increased to $375pw from Monday

-If you have lost 20+hrs of work a week – currently $500, increased to $600pw from Monday

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Sporting Boost for Newport

Thursday, 08 July 2021

Community sport has received a major boost with the NSW Government announcing a $400,000 grant for facilities at Porter Reserve, Newport.

The grant was awarded to Northern Beaches Council to support the proposed construction of new amenities at the Newport Rugby Club Clubhouse.

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes said the clubhouse extension will include female change rooms, a unisex accessible toilet, first aid room, seating, canteen and a BBQ area.

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NSW Government Support Package for Local Businesses

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

The NSW Government today announced a major new grants package and changes to the Dine & Discover program to help small businesses and people across NSW impacted by the current COVID-19 restrictions.

The Northern Beaches Small Business Hardship Grant program provided a great template which means the roll-out of these new grants can be more streamlined.

The grants will be available from mid-July and full details will be available shortly on the Service NSW website.

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Funding for Careel Creek Improvements

Thursday, 24 June 2021

Member for Pittwater Rob Stokes today announced the NSW Government is providing $143,000 to Northern Beaches Council to support the clean-up of Careel Creek at Avalon Beach.

“Careel Creek weaves its way through the Avalon community on its way to Careel Bay and is a well-known local landmark,” Rob Stokes said today.

“Local bushcare volunteers have been fantastic in regenerating stretches of the creek bank, and the upcoming works will provide an important boost to these efforts.”

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