October 2018 Presidents Report

Hi All

Congratulations to our Vice President Josh Nadzielski and his wife Fleur on the arrival of their baby boy Cohen.

Our 65th AGM will be held on Thursday 25th October 2018 at Griffith Leagues Club, 6pm.

We're always looking for fresh, motivated business people who are passionate about what affects our business community. Please consider putting your hand up to join our committee.  Chamber's collective purpose/goals are our 10 Point Plan.  Everything we do is centred around these points. The new committee once elected, will have the chance to re-evaluate these goals to ensure we are current. It's important to mention, these goals are inspired by member feedback each year.

The positions of the association are as follows:

  • President
  • Vice-president
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • General Committee Members

Nomination Form and more details can be found on our website here

There's loads of activity happening in the community to assist small businesses. Be sure to to see all the events coming up.

Council can make a huge contribution to resolving “The Housing Crisis” by immediately developing themselves ratepayer owned DA approved and ready 1A Lake Wyangan 180 blocks.
This Council needs to show leadership and ownership of this problem and develop this land to be real estate sales ready themselves, as originally planned when they purchased it around 20 years ago. This should happen by Christmas 2018.
Council needs to pull out all stops to incentivise developments and get housing going immediately;
cutting red tape.
-expediting DA approval times.
-significantly reducing development contribution fees.
-extension of 94A tax rebate.
-immediate investment into arterial infrastructure.
-assistance with improving timeliness of Essential energy.
-low cost housing grant assistance.
-Improved consultation / communication with Chamber and Developers.
-more detailed planning and acknowledgement in short and long term strategic plans.
- Council develop 1A Lake Wyangan -  180 master planned blocks to be ready for real estate sales immediately....and much more.

We were pleased to see that Chamber’s submission to NSW Government water Inquiry has been adopted as a key recommendation;
Recommendation 35 139 That the NSW Government:
(a) conduct a feasibility study into the augmentation of Burrinjuck Dam, and
b) subject to the findings of the feasibility study, construct a new dam wall or extend the existing dam wall for Burrinjuck Dam.

Paul Pierotti | Chamber President