Sept Oct 2021 Presidents Report

Hi Members

Notice is hereby given of The 68th Griffith Business Chamber Annual General Meeting.

When: Wednesday 20th October 2021

Where: Griffith Leagues Club - Southside

Time: 6pm

RSVP: Strictly by Tuesday 19th October 2021 to info@griffithbusinesschamber.com.au

Please consider putting your hand up to join the committee. We're seeking new, fresh, motivated people who are passionate about our business community

For more information about Executive & committee roles, please feel free to The Secretary.

IMPORTANT: Nominations must be received no later than Tuesday 12th October 2021, 5pm. (at least 7 days prior to AGM)
Download Nomination form HERE


The ever changing landscape of the NSW Roadmap to re-open is becoming very confusing. From 11th October there has been changes just announced (see below), then changes again when we hit 80% vaccination rate then from 1st December another change!  We have found 3 links to help clear up any confusion you may have.


CHANGES TO THE NSW REOPENING ROADMAP - announced on 7th October 2021
NSW will take its first steps towards reopening as the State passes the 70 per cent double vaccination target.
With the first vaccination milestone being reached, the NSW Government is also easing a number of restrictions as part of the Reopening NSW roadmap, which will allow fully vaccinated adults to enjoy more freedoms from next Monday, October 11.
The changes to the 70 per cent roadmap from 11 October include:
• Up to 10 fully vaccinated visitors (not counting children 12 and under) to a home (previously five)
• Up to 30 fully vaccinated people will be able to attend outdoor gatherings (previously 20)
• Increasing the cap for weddings and funerals to 100 people (previously 50).
• Indoor pools will also be re-opened for swimming lessons, squad training, lap swimming, and rehab activities
On the Monday after the State clears the 80 per cent double vaccination hurdle further restrictions will be relaxed:
• Up to 20 visitors (excluding children 12 and under) to a home (previously 10)
• Up to 50 people will be allowed to gather outdoors (previously 20)
• Up to 3,000 people will be allowed to attend controlled and ticketed outdoor events (previously 500)
• Nightclubs will be permitted to reopen for seated drinking only (no dancing), and masks will no longer be required in office buildings
All roadmap freedoms at 70 and 80 per cent will continue to be for fully vaccinated people only.
👉 All school students will also now return to on site learning with a range of COVID-safe measures in place by October 25, with the second and third stages of the return to school plan now combined. Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 12 students will still return to face-to-face learning on October 18, with all other years now returning one week later on October 25.
👉 Workers in regional areas who have received one vaccination dose will be permitted to return to their workplace from October 11 and will be given a grace period until November 1 to receive their second dose. Regional areas are those outside Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong, Shellharbour and the Central Coast.
If you are not booked in for a COVID-19 vaccine, please book an appointment as soon possible: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/vaccination/get-vaccinated.
Note also that as the stay-at-home orders will be lifted next Monday and replaced by the roadmap settings, the list of Local Government Areas of concern will cease to exist.
🔗 Full details: https://www.nsw.gov.au/media.../nsw-on-road-to-reopening
For the latest information on COVID-19 in NSW, visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19.



Griffith Business Chamber together with Griffith Community Centre will soon present a series of profiles online of candidates running for Local Council. Normally we would run a face to face event, but with covid restrictions and the number of candidates standing this year, it's very difficult to implement. So instead we will be reaching out to candidates to answer 5 short questions and we'll promote each candidate participating.

Griffith Business Chamber urges the new Council to adopt a more Ambitious & Proactive Plan for 2022 & beyond with the main purpose to grow Economic Development & Investment. We have identified and outlined 4 key componments to drive this goal and ask for candidate to consider these points.
We are keen to work with and alongside the new council for the betterment of our business community.
If you're a local candidate we urge you to get in contact with us info@griffithbusinesschamber.com.au so we can profile what you'll stand for.

About the Profiles
We'll require a headshot photo of you.
The answers to the 5 questions provided by Griffith Business Chamber & Griffith Community Centre.
Contact details

Profiles will be accepted no later than 31st October and will be promoted online between the period of from 1st November - 15th November 2021.

Your profile will be posted to Griffith Business Chamber and Griffith Community Centre's Facebook Page and uploaded to Chamber's website.

Kind regards
Paul Pierotti