COVID-19 Impact: State of Small Business

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Outcome

At the 30 June Special Council Meeting the City established two new reserves for the 2020/21 Budget. These reserves are:

1. A $1.0M Crisis Relief Fund to support households, community groups and small businesses experiencing serious financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. Funding applications will be assessed against eligibility criteria.

2. A Service Reinstatement Reserve of $1.0M for the purpose of assisting the City in the reinstatement of programs or services as and if required or as restrictions are lifted and to support recovery.

In addition, the Council resolved to adopt, pursuant to Section 6.12 of the Local Government Act 1995, the suspension of food and health inspection fees for targeted small businesses adversely affected by COVID-19.




Background

Small business is a vital part of the community’s economic and social fabric. It makes a significant contribution to the local economy, creates wealth and provides local employment opportunities.

With an eye to connecting opportunities, programs and initiatives the City is keen to ensure local businesses grow and thrive.

Running a small business isn’t a job; it’s twelve jobs - or more. The typical proprietor is a manager, marketer, sales person, PR specialist, product or services developer, bookkeeper, the human resources department, leasing specialist, visual merchandiser, stock controller, secretary, even taxation administrator!

With this in mind the City is seeking your feedback so we can better understand your needs in developing support and service opportunities and ensure you have the support you need during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Comments close 5pm, 27 May 2020.

Outcome

At the 30 June Special Council Meeting the City established two new reserves for the 2020/21 Budget. These reserves are:

1. A $1.0M Crisis Relief Fund to support households, community groups and small businesses experiencing serious financial hardship as a result of COVID-19. Funding applications will be assessed against eligibility criteria.

2. A Service Reinstatement Reserve of $1.0M for the purpose of assisting the City in the reinstatement of programs or services as and if required or as restrictions are lifted and to support recovery.

In addition, the Council resolved to adopt, pursuant to Section 6.12 of the Local Government Act 1995, the suspension of food and health inspection fees for targeted small businesses adversely affected by COVID-19.




Background

Small business is a vital part of the community’s economic and social fabric. It makes a significant contribution to the local economy, creates wealth and provides local employment opportunities.

With an eye to connecting opportunities, programs and initiatives the City is keen to ensure local businesses grow and thrive.

Running a small business isn’t a job; it’s twelve jobs - or more. The typical proprietor is a manager, marketer, sales person, PR specialist, product or services developer, bookkeeper, the human resources department, leasing specialist, visual merchandiser, stock controller, secretary, even taxation administrator!

With this in mind the City is seeking your feedback so we can better understand your needs in developing support and service opportunities and ensure you have the support you need during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Comments close 5pm, 27 May 2020.

  • The City of Kalamunda is committed to helping local, small business during COVID-19 and as we recover.

    Please complete the survey so we can get a clear picture of the current state of small business. Your feedback will help us to create our follow on support strategies and programs to assist local small businesses as we plan for the recovery phase and return to our new normal.

    Comments close 5pm, 27 May 2020.

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