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  • 30.04.2021 2:14 PM | Anonymous

    The COVID-19  Pandemic has been an unprecedented event that has had some significant impacts across the entire community.  Council through its Community Care and Recovery Grant Program in 2020  supported and assisted our local not for profit organisations, clubs and businesses helping them to  reconnect and move out of isolation and develop business initiatives that would deliver positive economic outcomes to the municipality.

    George Town Council is pleased to announce Round 2 of the Covid 19 Community Care and Recovery Business Grants Program, for new business initiatives or start-ups, tourism and hospitality, service and product diversification and education and training projects

    Again this series of grants is in partnership with Bell Bay Aluminiuman amount of $30,000 has been allocated to support eligible businesses or new business initiatives in the George Town Municipality, for the purpose of:

    Business Development & Stimulus: (one-off grants of $10,000 from a pool of $30,000)

    • New business initiatives or start ups
    • Infrastructure investment (to increase productivity, generating employment, or supports the community)
    • Retraining, upskilling and the development of employment opportunities
    • Website Development – (tourism and hospitality focused)

    Please note there are new guidelines for this round see via the link below. 

    COVID-19 Event Recovery Grant Guidelines

    To submit an application please use the link to be directed to Smarty Grants. 

    https://georgetown.smartygrants.com.au/Covidgrantsround2 

     For more information or assistance pleas call Council on 6382 8800.

  • 22.03.2021 4:23 PM | Anonymous

    The State Health Minister Sarah Courtney recently announced that under the existing Public Health direction, a wide range of Tasmanian businesses, community groups and event operators are now required to register customers by using the Check in TAS app as the only contact tracing collection method by 1 May 2021

    In response to the enquiries, The Van Diemen Project have prepared a short on-demand webinar to help local businesses understand the change, and have asked Council to share the webinar across our networks.

     The webinar outlines:

    • what the Check in TAS platform is,
    • who needs to be using it,
    • how to register,
    • how to use the Check in TAS app, and 
    • some helpful tips around contact tracing. 

     The webinar will be free to access thanks to the Australian Small Business Advisory Services (ASBAS). However, businesses need to complete a registration form to access it.

     To access the webinar, visit https://vandiemenproject.com.au/checkintas

  • 18.03.2021 2:08 PM | Anonymous

    Minister Courtney has today announced that specific businesses, community groups and event operators currently required to collect contact tracing information under the existing Public Health direction need to register and commence using the Check in TAS app by 1 May 2021. All venues and events that currently use other methods to check in patrons will be required to change over to the free Check in TAS app.

    If you need further information www.checkin.tas.gov.au 

    Organization's required to use the Check in Tas app can register through this link.

    Business Tasmania will offer a range of assistance. The Business Tasmania hotline (1800 440 026) will serve as the first port of call to support businesses and event organizers who need assistance. Customers requiring further assistance beyond their initial call will have a variety of options available to them that may include:

    • Continued over the phone support
    • Face to face case management support (scheduled for when the Business Tasmania team is in region)
    • Webinar/Info sessions
    • Roadshows

    A range of communication and support materials have been developed and are linked below.

    Factsheet for organisations (2).pdf

    FAQs for organisations (1).pdf 5.pdf

    How to register your premises or event (2).pdf 4.pdf

    How to use Check in TAS poster (1).pdf 2.pdf

    QR Code Template (2).pdf 6.pdf

    Welcome letter for organisations.pdf 3.pdf
  • 04.03.2021 9:42 AM | Anonymous

    President - James Cameron

    Vic President -  Lou Clarke

    Treasurer  - Sarah Hickling

    Secretary  - Jo Hart

  • 04.03.2021 9:40 AM | Anonymous
    '50 Gems of George Town Municipality’ is a place-based multimedia project focused on sharing the compelling stories and special ‘gems’ of the George Town Municipality community.
    This project seeks to champion these unique stories, to ignite a conversation in and around the community, and includes a number of short films made by students of
    Port Dalrymple School
    .
    Members of the public will be able to view the full collection of the Gems in the Jim Mooney Gallery from 12 noon, March 10th - 31st, 2021.
  • 22.01.2021 4:15 PM | Anonymous

    George Town Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting

    Annual General Meeting

    The George Town Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting will be held at the Crazy Duck, Ferry blvd

    Monday February the 22nd

    5pm for a 5.30 pm start

    Finger food will be provided 

    Please come along for a chat, something to eat and a chance to meet the new executive committee.

    Due to restrictions our numbers are limited so please register with the eventbrite link below.

    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/george-town-chamber-of-commerce-annual-general-meeting-tickets-137699491887?

    Nomination form

  • 28.09.2020 11:57 AM | Anonymous

    From 235 entries to the final 8! 

    Congratulations to the winners:

    - Georgia Lange - Beach Lover

    - Maggie Fletcher - Blown Away & Mountain Biker

    - Lola Burton - Love Fishing

    - Paul Hickling - Love Living

    - Remona Hayes - Mountain Biker

    - Marley Dowde - Wall, ride, run

    - Hollee Gavin - Lover

    Head down to the Community Hub today to collect your favourite bumper sticker for free! While you're there, you can also check out our display of all 235 entries we received. Stickers are also available from the George Town NewsXpress, Pipers River Shop, The Council, Tam O'Shanter Golf & Community Club and other community groups. Community Groups are welcome to contact The Future Impact Group for an allocation of stickers.


  • 28.09.2020 11:49 AM | Anonymous

  • 28.09.2020 11:46 AM | Anonymous

    Are you registered with ATDW ?

    With tourism being severely affected by the COVID-19 lockdown we need to make sure that our Tourism businesses are all registered with

    The Australian Tourism Data Warehouse.

    The best way to make sure your business is seen by anyone looking to holiday in our region. When your business is registered it will be seen by potential customers when researching for their next holiday or weekend away. 

    Visit Northern Tasmania and the George Town DAP group are after expressions of interest in the George Town Municipality to get your business signed up and how to maintain your business on this site.

      www.visitnortherntasmania.com.au 

    Facebook and Instagram: @visitnortherntasmania


    Please use the above links to see what tourists see when looking to holiday in our region. If your business is not registered it won't be on on this or other tourism sites.

    Please reply to : liaisonofficer.gtchamber@gmail.com


    By Taylor Clyne,
    September 02, 2020

    The North-East is filled with tourism businesses from accommodation, eateries, attractions and experiences yet only a handful of them are registered on ATDW’s online national tourism database.
    The database is free to sign up to and it posts your business details, including a direct link to your website, on all government run tourism website across the country.
    It's the best form of advertising you can do.
    Visit Northern Tasmania (VNT) CEO Chris Griffin said listing on ATDW will give businesses free exposure on over 100 travel websites including Tasmania’s official consumer website Discover Tasmania.
    “As we embark on recovery for the tourism sector it's important for tourism businesses to register on ATDW and the Buy Something Tasmanian sites to ensure representation within campaigns.
    “By creating a business listing on both platforms, a tourism business will be visible on VNT's new website www.visitnortherntasmania.com.audiscovertasmania.comaustralia.com as well as 100+ additional sites,” he said.
    New businesses who list will also be included in the bi-monthly Tasmanian Travelways print magazine and available to visitor information centres for bookings.
    For a more localised perspective listings on the North-East tab of VNT’s website will be automatically categorised under eat, drink, see and do, nature, shopping, stay, tours, events and itineraries.
    “Operators also have access to database statistics to see how many page views their listing receives through the ATDW network.
    “The entire service is completely free therefore there is no reason why businesses shouldn’t take the ten minutes to list.”
    To register your business, or to view or update your listing visit www.atdw-online.com.au.
    If you would like further help listing phone 1300 137 225.


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The George Town Chamber of Commerce supports existing local business, industry and enterprise and encourages new enterprises from manufacturing and heavy industry, educational, retail, support services and tourism in the George Town and surrounding areas.

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Secretary: jo@gtcoc.com.au
Liaison Officer: heather@gtcoc.com.au

Address:
PO Box 50
George Town, TASMANIA 7253

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