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Support for Northern Beaches Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 Restrictions

Thursday, 04 February 2021

Small businesses that experienced hardship as a result of the COVID-19 restrictions on the Northern Beaches will soon have access to a grants program designed to help them cover unavoidable expenses.

Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the NSW Government was committed to supporting businesses while keeping people and communities safe.

“The Northern Beaches community and businesses did an outstanding job in helping control the spread of the virus at a critical time and unfortunately that had a material impact on many businesses,” Mr Perrottet said.

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Pittwater Update

Friday, 08 January 2021

Welcome news that we will be released from lockdown at 12:01am on Sunday morning 10 January!

Thank you to everyone in the community for supporting each other during these really difficult few weeks.

It’s crucial we remain vigilant – NSW Health advice has been updated for two local venues:

• Avalon Woolworths – Sat 2 Jan 3:45pm-4pm, Sun 3 Jan 12:45pm-1pm, Mon 4 Jan 6:30pm-6:50pm, Tue 5 Jan 4:45pm-5pm, Wed 6 Jan 12:45pm-1pm
• Avalon Chemist Warehouse – Sun 3 Jan 1pm-1:15pm

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Statement Regarding Pittwater Boating Exemption

Monday, 04 January 2021

Many residents have raised with me their concerns about the unfairness of a recent health order providing an exemption for boat owners from outside Pittwater to access their boat for recreation – despite locals being locked down.

I agree.

People haven't been able to see their families for weeks, weren't able to celebrate Christmas, and have been forced to close their businesses.

With so much sacrifice and hardship throughout our community – this was clearly unacceptable and unfair.

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Local Small Businesses Roundtable

Saturday, 02 January 2021

Many locals – including me – have asked why Pittwater is being singled out for a longer lockdown.

The NSW Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerry Chant, has provided the below explanation as to the health rationale behind these decisions – which offers additional clarity to our community:

“I just want to pause to reflect on some of the statistics, which goes into why we are really concerned about the northern part of the northern beaches and why we want that extra period of time to ensure that we do not miss any community transmission or generate further cases in that area.

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