Eligible businesses in the St George area can now register to take part in the NSW Government’s major economic stimulus program, Dine & Discover NSW.
The program will create an economic boost for local dining, arts and tourism businesses, which have been impacted by COVID-19, and it encourages customers to get out and about safely.
Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, encouraged local businesses to register and get ready so they can hit the ground running when the program goes live.
“I have heard loud and clear just how tough the last twelve months has been for businesses in the local community. This program will revitalise the local economy and encourage residents to try more of our outstanding hospitality and arts venues,” Mr Coure said.
Phase one will include a pilot at The Rocks and in Broken Hill in early February. The pilot will then be expanded to the Northern Beaches, Sydney CBD and Bega Valley Shire Council, which is expected to commence in late February.
The findings from the pilots will inform the state wide rollout, expected to commence in March, which will run until 30 June 2021.
Every NSW resident aged 18 and over will be eligible for four $25 vouchers worth $100 in total, to spend in participating businesses. The vouchers will be divided into two categories:
Two $25 vouchers to be used for eating in at restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and clubs from Monday to Thursday, excluding public holidays.
Two $25 vouchers to be used for entertainment and recreation, including cultural institutions, live music, and arts venues, available 7 days a week, excluding public holidays.
The vouchers can only be used within businesses that have implemented a COVID Safety Plan and are registered as COVID Safe.
“This is an outstanding program and I am so excited to see our cafes, restaurants and cultural precincts come to life once again,” Mr Coure said.
For more information on Dine & Discover NSW business registration and eligibility, please visit www.nsw.gov.au