Bega Valley Shire Council has a number of initiatives, in collaboration with the business community, designed to underpin economic recovery.
Bringing the business community together
In early January 2020, Council was quick to mobilise its economic development team to work with peak business groups in the region. Our approach continues to be to listen to business and business leaders and respond to the unique and diverse needs of their communities, to offer support and to play an advocacy role with other agencies and tiers of government.
Investing in tourism promotion
We are investing $60,000 in tourism promotion and marketing to support the Bega Valley and Sapphire Coast. The Sapphire Coast - Start Feeling it! campaign is in full swing, to reinvigorate our vital tourism economy. It draws on the memories and feel of a great Australian road trip and unearths new destination stories.
Post-COVID-19, events will be a big focus and an important part of leading a tourism-led economic recovery. Our aim is to develop a long-term event strategy and seek investment in a strong suite of flagship events.
We have a Civil Works Panel for local contractors to register their interest in becoming involved in civil recovery works. Keeping local work local as much as possible supports better and more sustainable recovery.
You should also register with the ICN Gateway, where government and private project owners list their projects. Potential suppliers can search for work using this project database.
Find out what’s happening to support businesses recover through the Bega Valley Innovation Hub
FREE Business Support Drop-In Centre
Steve Millott is the Community Lead for Bega Valley’s FREE virtual Business Support Drop-In Centre, to provide business owners with a clear plan on support available to them and how to access this support.
Steve will meet with you via Zoom or phone call to understand the current state of your business, identify your immediate and medium-term business needs, create a roadmap specific to those and refer you to relevant services available through a range of different providers. Get in contact with Steve via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0413 606 982.
Chambers of Commerce & Tourism Associations
Get in touch with your local Chamber of Commerce or Tourism Association to find out how you can get involved in the programs they’re managing for recovery. Now’s the time to connect and start collaborating.
Bega Visitor Information Centre (supported by Bega Cheese Heritage Centre)
Merimbula Tourism Association / Merimbula Visitor Information Centre
Phone: 1800 150 457 or (02) 6495 1129
Pambula Business Chamber
Phone: 0438 151 066 or 0412 958 868
Bermagui Area Chamber of Business & Tourism / Bermagui Visitor Centre
Website: www.bermaguichamber.org.au [Chamber]
Email: email@example.com [Chamber]
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org [Visitor Centre]
Phone: 02 6493 3054 [Visitor Centre]
Cobargo Tourist & Business Association
Eden Chamber of Commerce