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Membership Benefits

Your support through membership is vital to the local community.

Your support through membership is vital to the local community.

  • Your Chamber is the voice that represents the business community. We are often consulted for feedback or to give input into government decision-making. We hold meetings with and make submissions to Council on your behalf to convey concerns about developments or to lobby for services. The more diverse our membership the better our representation of community views and the ability to attract funding for community projects.

  • Networking in the community is an important role for the Chamber. We are available to take your concerns and issues to all levels of government. Our members are often too busy running their own businesses to devote time to such things and we are stronger as a group.

  • Membership offers you the chance to voice your ideas and concerns at our general meetings and the opportunity to vote for representative Committee members at the Annual General Meeting. We welcome feedback at any time, of course, and aim to faithfully represent the views of our members.

  • Committee members meet monthly; their contribution and time offered is voluntary.  All decisions are democratically decided, based on the best available information and after considering all potential options and views presented to deliver the most beneficial outcomes for our members and wider community. We strive to attract committee members to represent a diverse range of interests and abilities. The position of President can only be held for a maximum of 2 years under our constitution. Our current Committee members consist of David Spain (Secretary), Peter Hughes (Treasurer), Diana Roberts (President), Teresa Biscoe (Vice President), and Samantha Allen (Apothecary), Kylie Cain (The Greenbank), Caroline Todd (Hemp Embassy) and Stephanie Seckold (Nimbin Markets and 7 Sibley St.).

  • We strive to provide members with up-to-date information. We took on this role during last year’s fire emergency and during this current Covid-19 crisis with the regular posts via community information networks and regular updates on Chamber projects and actions via Chamber Chat in the Nimbin Good Times. Minutes from monthly Committee meetings are available here.

  • The Chamber receives funding through a Special Business Rate Levy, collected from business property owners in the main street to support economic development. After lobbying Council, the special business rate levy is now delivered to the Chamber annually to be spent on village economic development initiatives. This is currently around $16,000 per annum. Most recently funds have been directed to mural restoration (funding a new mural at the entry to the car park, contributing to the refurbished School of Arts mural, revamping the northern village entry sign), lighting up Nimbin (a solar lighting project to light up under shopfront awnings and the murals) and sponsorship of various local events (Mardi Grass, Poetry World Cup, Nimbin Roots Festival). We value your input into dispersing these funds for future projects.


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