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NSW Small Business Month 2023 – Wellbeing Workshop and Networking Breakfast 

Council hosted its first business breakfast event on 31 October as part on NSW Business Month. The event was supported by the NSW Government as part of Small Business Month to allow local business owners and their staff to meet and talk about all things wellbeing. Special VIPs included Carli Phillips, small business owner and guest wellbeing keynote speaker from Corporate Wellbeing Hub who delivered the workshop on how to prevent burnout for small business owners as well as Councillor Mary-Lou Jarvis, Chair of the Woollahra Small Business Advisory Group. 

Grant applications closed for FY23/24

Council’s grants program for the 2023 - 2024 Financial Year has now closed. We are pleased to announce that a total of $65,000 was awarded to placemaking grant recipients to deliver a range of exciting projects to enhance and connect people with place. We also launched our new Business Sector Support Grants stream targeted to organisations that deliver activities to promote and support economic development in the local area. A total of $18,000 was awarded to recipients of this grant stream. Congratulations to all our recipients!

More information on Council’s grants program.

Parklet Program Endorsed 

After a successful 18-month initial trial period, Council resolved to formalise the parklet program on 26 June 2023, and that parklets are subject to the adopted fees and charges. Council also endorsed the Parklet Program Policy and Guidelines, which will be reviewed in 2025. Parklets are kerbside parking spaces that have been repurposed into public space ‘pockets’ to provide additional seating for outdoor dining which in turn enhance amenity and support economic development in the area. View the eligibility requirements and online application form

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