Gunnedah Council’s boost for local business


Seven local businesses have received a slice of $7750 in funding from Round One (2018/2019) of Gunnedah Shire Council’s Business Partner Program.

Representatives from each business were invited to a ceremony at Council Chambers on Thursday afternoon to accept the funding.

Successful recipients in Round One include:

  • Commercial Hotel Curlewis, to revamp and regenerate
  • ODU Sportswear, for website development
  • Lively Linseed, for website upgrades
  • Kinfolk Student Cafes, for development of branded marketing collateral
  • Provincial Printery, for business expansion
  • Annie’s Kitchen, for start-up costs
  • Impact Solutions, for a promotional campaign

Gunnedah Shire Mayor Jamie Chaffey said the Business Partner Program is a key element of Gunnedah and District Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc and Gunnedah Shire Council to attract new business opportunities, or to expand existing businesses in the Gunnedah Shire by providing an assistance package as an incentive.

“This is very timely awarding this round of funding in October, being Small Business Month,” Cr Chaffey said.

“As a proactive Council, striving for growth and sustainability for our Shire, it is important to recognise local businesses and start-ups, and the vital role they play in our community and the local economy.

“I am pleased to see from the significant amount of applications Council received, businesses looking to generate employment and value add, as well as support regional benefit and economic growth.

“Council is proud of this Program that actively encourages new industry to set up in the area, as well as nurtures our existing businesses to encourage increased productivity, sustainability, growth and employment.”

Round Two of the Business Partner Program will open on Wednesday, 19 October, with applications closing at 5.00pm on Wednesday, 31 October.

For more information contact Council’s Manager Economic Development Charlotte Hoddle on (02) 6740 2100 or email [email protected]

Photo Caption: Round One 2018/2019 Business Partner Program recipients. Back from left: Director Planning and Environment Andrew Johns, Cr David Moses, Director Corporate and Community Services Colin Formann and Cr John Campbell. Front from left: Manager Economic Development Charlotte Hoddle, Cr Ann Luke, Sakthivel Jayarman (ODU Sportswear), Tracey Reid (Impact Solutions), Cr Jamie Chaffey, Kirstie Lawlor (Kinfolk Student Cafes), Mel McCulloch (Commercial Hotel Curlewis), Jenna Patterson (Kinfolk Student Cafes) and Lisa Davis (Kinfolk Student Cafes).

Brooke Maisey  | Communications Officer | Corporate and Community Services

Gunnedah Shire Council (63 Elgin Street) PO Box 63, Gunnedah NSW 2380

t 02 6740 2100| f 02 6740 2119| e [email protected]


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