Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Eligible businesses in the Davidson electorate can now register to take part in the NSW Government’s major economic stimulus program, Dine & Discover NSW.

Local Member, Jonathan O’Dea, says all local businesses have been impacted by COVID-19 and Dine & Discover will create an economic boost for local dining, arts and tourism businesses. 

“It has been especially tough for those businesses affected by the Northern Beaches lockdown. Many small local businesses had to shut down at a busy time of year and lost significant income.”

Mr O’Dea encouraged local businesses to register and get ready so they can hit the ground running when the program goes live in the next few weeks. Businesses can check their eligibility and register for the program here.

“We’ve heard loud and clear just how tough it has been for businesses in our community. This program will help reinvigorate the local economy and provide customers with hip pocket relief,” he said.

The program will be rolled out in The Rocks and in Broken Hill in early February. In late February it will expanded to the Northern Beaches, Sydney CBD and Bega Valley. The state wide rollout is expected to commence in March and run until 30 June 2021.

Every NSW resident aged 18 and over will be eligible for four $25 vouchers worth $100 in total, to spend in participating businesses.

The vouchers will be divided into two categories:

  • Two $25 vouchers to be used for eating in at restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and clubs from Monday to Thursday, excluding public holidays.
  • Two $25 vouchers to be used for entertainment and recreation, including cultural institutions, live music, and arts venues, available 7 days a week, excluding public holidays.

The vouchers can only be used within businesses that have implemented a COVID Safety Plan and are registered as COVID Safe.

Dine & Discover webpage:  https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/dine-and-discover-nsw#dine--discover-nsw

Dine & Discover Business Registration: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/dine-and-discover-nsw/dine-discover-nsw-business-registration