2020

Chamber Chats are proudly brought to you each month by the Chamber President.

2020

december

Since early November I have been heads down writing grants for the community to try to bring to fruition some of the ideas and visions that emanated from the community workshop the Chamber held at the end of October. While our grants might not succeed it seems worth sharing the Chamber’s visions with you. (more)

2020

november

The future for Nimbin visitor information services
The Chamber launched its new-look website last year www.nimbinaustralia.com.au and since that time has been spending considerable time and resources to develop a dynamic, optimised and useful website. However, it’s one thing to develop a website – it’s another to maintain it and keep it current. (more)

2020

october

Let’s share our community ethos with our visitors
Workshop your ideas 29 October 10-2pm
Thanks to everyone who completed our survey following closure of the Visitor Information Centre – we got an excellent return rate. Your many and varied suggestions to more effectively engage with visitors to Nimbin will be worked up by local business owners, employees, and community members. (more)

2020

september

Rainbow Road Walking Trail
Following Lismore Council’s reinstatement of the Rainbow Road walking trail into their operational plan, work has begun on mapping out a route for the second stage. (You might remember that the first stage is on hold, awaiting support from two private landowners who have properties encumbered by the legal right of way that is integral to stage one). (more)

2020

august

Visitor Information Centre closed
Following discussions with Council it is evident that the community will be going it alone to provide replacement visitor information options. There will be no local government funding – a very poor decision in our opinion from a Council that has economic development as a focus. (more)

2020

july

After a few very surreal months life in Nimbin village is becoming more familiar as locals and visitors return and winter school holidays approach. No doubt visitor numbers will increase so please, don’t become complacent. COVID-19 is here to stay and in the interests of the more vulnerable in our community, please ensure you practise social distancing, stay home if you feel unwell and get tested if you have any doubts. (more)

2020

june

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to be wound back the Chamber is very focussed on how we can support our local businesses to recommence or continue operations in a new environment. It is really important for all businesses to stay informed of developments, although I’m sure many of you are experiencing information overload, including webinar and newsletter fatigue, while struggling to keep afloat. (more)

2020

may

After a month spent grappling with the intricacies of JobKeeper, JobSeeker, State government grants, BAS credits, Zoom conferencing, webinars and much more I’d love to be writing here about how beautiful my garden is looking, how my vegies are thriving, how more firesafe my property is and how much I’ve enjoy the peace that comes from spending more time at home, with only the occasional face-to-face contact. But these aren’t really Chamber Chat topics so, back to business. (more)

2020

april

This is an extraordinarily challenging time for all those running a local business. Impacted by the fires at the end of 2019, followed by reduced tourism numbers over the holiday period, then a flood, Nimbin based businesses are now confronting the overwhelming impact of COVID-19. The Chamber recently completed analysis of the survey we undertook to assess the impact of the fires on local business. (more)

2020

march

Surveillance Cameras in Cullen Street
Life has been busy and varied for the Chamber’s Executive with a number of exciting initiatives in the pipeline but first let me explain what’s happening with the cameras in Cullen Street. While we love a good conspiracy theory it’s time to dispel a few. The cameras are not new as such. They were originally installed after strong lobbying of Council by the community many years ago, following spates of vandalism in the main street. (more)

2020

January

Thank you Nimbin
A hugely successful New Year’s Eve event raised over $26000 to be shared amongst 10 local fire brigades. There are so many to thank but firstly a huge thank you to Coordination Coop who not only allowed us to use their fantastic community site and facilities as a venue for the main event and the doof but provided an incredible staffing resource that helped out tirelessly preparing and serving food and on the gate during the night. (more)

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