David Hyett - President
Members of the Nimbin Chamber of commerce have been actively representing the village in various government and council forums that have been set up for the purpose of flood recovery ...
Members of the Nimbin Chamber of commerce have been actively representing the village in various government and council forums that have been set up for the purpose of flood recovery and forward planning, with the intent of making local government and council aware of our villages concerns and to promote resources and funding be directed to the key area’s that will support Nimbin’s recovery and march towards a sustainable future.
A submission from the chamber will be made to council and circulated to members on the growth strategy building back better .
The carnage of the floods is still fresh in people’s minds.
Lismore is only scratching the surface of recovery with very few businesses and service providers having open signs on their doors.
Residents are surveying the toll of the damage whilst considering options of future occupation of their homes which include but are not limited to land swaps, raising floor levels or simply refurbishing existing homes.
Commercial property-owners, business operators, council staffers, Town planners are all negotiating the path forward for protection of commercial and industrial precincts with the understanding that this will be by no means the last flood to hit Lismore and surrounds. Discussions range from relocation of the CBD and industrial areas to higher ground, creating an art and community area in the centre of Lismore as well as expanding the flood levy are all on the table.
Locally the condition of the roads is front, and centre of peoples concerns with many landslides’ major road degradation and countless potholes ready to take out a vehicle’s suspension a tyre or even worse create a situation where lives are in danger due to attempts to avoid accidents with oncoming traffic.
Nimbin Chamber of Commerce is 100% supporting the 50th Aquarius anniversary, The chamber has funded the appointed of David Hallet a well-known and respected member of the Nimbin arts community to compile a programme of entertainment and information events for the upcoming celebrations.
David is organising a meeting at the town Hall for community input to the event on Thursday 16th June at 4.30 pm.
The chamber sponsored and council funded Illuminate Nimbin event that was cancelled due to flooding has been reinvigorated and will go ahead on the 24th of June comprising of food tastings at local cafés and restaurants as well as street performance and lighting entertainment in the Town Hall further details will be provided as they come to hand.
The Nimbin Chamber of Commerce is very active in supporting the interests of stake holders in the village which benefits also the wider community .
If you have are a local person who has a business, please consider joining the chamber.