Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance

As of June 16th 2020, a total of 7,347 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Australia, including 102 deaths and 6,856 have been reported as recovered from COVID-19. Tod date 1,848,000 tests have been conducted nationally. Western Australia’s total wages dropped 10.7% between March 14 and May 30. Source

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Continuing your business

The Australian Government has developed a guide, which provides positive steps that businesses can take to help them keep operating and become more sustainable in the future. You may wish to promote this Guide throughout your stakeholder networks. Click here to access guides to continue your business. Source: Australian Government Business https://www.business.gov.au/Guide/Continuing-your-business

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Regional Economic Development Grants – Round 3 Now Open

Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants is a State Government initiative that invests in local projects to stimulate economic growth and development in regional Western Australia. Up to $200,000 per project is avaliable for ideas that will promote sustainable jobs, partnerships, productivity, skills and capability. Click HERE to read more and fill out an application.

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Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) – Large gatherings and need for continued caution.

This statement from June 5th mentions the need for continued caution during the easing of restrictions in Australia, and the implementation of Phase 3 in Western Australia. Each and every Australian must play their part in keeping our nation in its current enviable place. Click HERE to view

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Who’s open in Bunbury & BunGeo?

While some businesses remain closed, accommodation, cafes, and restaurants are still operating in and around Bunbury and BunGeo. Some restrictions may still apply for large establishments. Click here for an up-to-date document outlining all currently open and operating establishments.

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Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes respond to Coronavirus

The Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes has established a “COVID-19 response group” in the hope of being prepared and having response actions if and when there is an up-scaling/intensification of COVID-19. Click HERE to view the latest Community Addresses from the Shire President and Deputy President.

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Coronavirus WA: Premier announces phase three to commence June 6

Premier Mark McGowan has today announced that phase three will commence June 6. This means that pubs and restaurants will be able to have a total capacity of 100 people at one time. Beauticians, gyms and full contact sports will also re-commence along with museums and cinemas. Visit here for more information

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City of Bunbury: Recovering Together

The City’s aim in the Recovery of COVID-19 is to  work collaboratively to empower the community, to minimise the impacts of the COVID 19 event upon the community, both economically and socially. The coordination of the recovery efforts are lead by the City of Bunbury, actively engaging with the community, external businesses, organisations, service providers and […]

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COVID-19 Government Assistance Guide

This document encompasses a guide to financial assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic for all individuals who are under financial stress. This guide includes; Employer cash flow boost; Jobkeeper payment; ATO support measures; Childcare; Banking relief & Loan repayments; Where and who to contact for further information and assistance. To view click here Source: https://cciwa.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/COVID-19-Government-Assistance-Guide-Edition-1.pdf

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Busselton CCI: Doing Well by Doing Good

Doing Well by Doing Good. A video series telling the stories of businesses in the City of Busselton adapting to the challenges faced by our local economy. We are proud to collaborate with local photographer Russell Barton to see and hear how in times of need, innovative tweaks are making the difference in keeping local […]

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City of Busselton: COVID-19 Support Program

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the unprecedented situation and the impact this is likely to have on businesses and tenants the City of Busselton is offering the following measures; Not increasing rates for the 2020/21 financial year; Reducing interest and payment charges to rates billing and collection; Introducing weekly, fortnightly and monthly payment options […]

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Busselton Chamber of Commerce: Business Wire

Find the latest news and information from in and around Busselton. Explore the sessions and events taking place in your local community all in support of local businesses around the South West. Busselton Chamber of Commerce will continue to update individuals as information is received. Read More Source: Busselton Chamber of Commerce and Industry https://mailchi.mp/77666abe3eff/the-chamber-business-wire?e=4132596415

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Update on JobKeeper payments

The Australian Government has agreed to provide $130 billion for JobKeeper support to help keep Australians in jobs.  The payment is a subsidy to businesses which will keep more Australians in jobs throughout the coronavirus pandemic as social distancing and public gathering restrictions impact on business operations. Click here to view the Prime Ministers Statement  […]

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Visit Bunbury Geographe

The Bunbury Geographe Tourism Partnership incorporates the seven local government areas of Bunbury, Dardanup, Collie, Harvey, Capel, Donnybrook-Balingup and Boyup Brook, plus the South West Development Commission and Australia’s South West. It is responsible for the delivery of the Bunbury Geographe Visitor Economy Strategy (VES) 2019-2024.   The partnership works to establish BunGeo a highly desirable […]

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Mindful Margaret River: Covid-19 Response

Mindful Margaret River in collaboration with the Lishman Health Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Pip Close in a new business community support role, made possible thanks to funding from the Shire of Augusta Margaret River’s COVID-19 Community Care Package. Mindful Margaret River is the culmination of research into mental health and […]

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Business Advisory South West & Peel

We know this is a difficult time for small and local business – so please reach out to us if you have any questions.​We will continue to deliver FREE one-on-one business consultations ​and workshops via phone or video over the ​coming weeks. Read more. Source: Business Advisory South West & Peel https://www.ipsbusinessadvisory.com.au/

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Network South West Business Club

Business Networking really can be fun and easy! Network South West Business Club meet in Bunbury twice a month. Meet with other business people who come together to aid each other and promote themselves. Interesting guest speakers and many promotional opportunities are available to you. Short, concise and to the point. More info Source: Network South […]

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South West Backpacker Community

Backpackers have long been a welcome part of our South West community, contributing to the success of our agricultural and viticultural industries. During these uncertain times, we offer the following information which may be helpful. Read More Source: Government of Western Australia, South West Development Commission www.wa.gov.au

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