Trading Hours & Farewell to Nyrstar Chief

RECOMMENDED TRADING TIMES The Chamber Executive has recommended businesses stay open until 8 pm during December. It also urges traders to open between 10 am and 2 pm on Sunday’s. President Mark says by extending opening hours during December it will provide customers with more time to explore purchase items during a very busy time.… Read More »


The executive discussed the new fees associated with taking recyclable materials to refuse station. As a result, a council officer will be invited to next meeting to answer queries. Dwayne Malycha reported to the meeting that businesses were entitled to get LED lighting installed by AGL. However, more registrations were needed before they would come… Read More »


At the July meeting a long discussion took place on the future of the Chamber, it’s role representing the business community and its long-term plans.  A committee of M. Hanlon, G. Bartel and K.A. Saffin had met to discuss a range of issues. One issue discussed was a name change. The executive agreed this was… Read More »


The executive discussed plans for the opening of the CBD upgrade. President Mark reported that he attended a meeting of traders, but the attendance was very poor. A further meeting will be held in July. It was suggested that all CBD traders be involved, not just those in Alexander and Florence street. The committee agreed… Read More »

From the April Meeting

President Mark reported to the meeting that he had spoken with several business operators in the CBD affected by the upgrade. He said businesses were suffering and that on one day, a business reported to him takings for the day were just $1.85. As a result of a discussion it was decided that Chamber would… Read More »


President Mark said he was concerned at the lack of parking in the CBD due to employees taking up spaces. He said he had contacted Recorder and the paper had done a story on it. Secretary also to advise members of the problem. He said that with the CBD upgrade it was important that as… Read More »

From the February Meeting – Come See Change Launch

  At the recent meeting of the Chamber, President Mark reported on the success of the “Come See Change Dinner Launch”. Mark said the evening was well attended and appreciated by those who attended. He congratulated the guest speakers, in particular Bertus De Villiers who gave a detailed report on the Nyrstar Transformation. The President… Read More »


President Mark reported there had been several positive meetings re the ‘Come See Change’ launch. The launch will be held at PADARC on February 1, starting at 6.30 pm. Tickets are $50 per head. Council CEO Andrew Johnson told the meeting that demolition work at the Memorial Oval precinct would start on Monday, January 16… Read More »


At the November meeting, President Mark called for more involvement from executive members. “Speak to others about the Chamber, try and recruit more members, the President asked of the executive. We have a good group, but we still need more members to enable us to increase our activities,” the President said. The Executive also decided… Read More »


At the Executive meeting on November 18 the following opening hours leading into Christmas were recommended: Sundays, December 4, 11,  18, 11am – 3pm. Saturdays, December 10, 17, 24, 9am – 2pm. Thursdays, December 8, 15, 22, 9am – 8pm.