Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch is calling on the NSW Government to provide a financial rescue package for local businesses impacted by the current lockdown.
“The school holidays are traditionally one of the busiest times for local shop owners and accommodation providers, and it’s devastating that the lockdown means that our businesses cannot benefit,” Mr Crouch said.
“The Central Coast has faced the triple whammy of fires, floods and COVID-19. We will get through this but we need support.”
Mr Crouch said support should be provided to local business owners as well as individual workers.
“I have written to the Premier, Treasurer and Minister for Small Business requesting that a rescue package be offered to local businesses whose turnover has been adversely affected by this two-week lockdown,” Mr Crouch said.
“This package needs to be provided quickly and it needs to be flexibly delivered by Service NSW, given their fantastic track record at helping businesses access help and advice.
“I also welcome the news that from Sunday, Central Coast workers whose hours of work have been cut can receive a one-off payment of up to $500 from Services Australia.”