At the June meeting of the executive it was decided to go ahead with a survey on the Chamber, the survey, instigated by Mark Sheasby of the RDA, is all about what the Chamber stands for and more importantly, what do members and non-members feel about the Chamber.
Mark will speak with business owners over the next few weeks armed with a series of questions. The interview will only take a few minutes of your time, but be ready to give your thoughts. The Chamber is keen to improve its image and be of much benefit to business, commerce and the community as possible.
The June meeting also discussed two important topics which affect the CBD.
- The ongoing issue of the poor state of the area known as “Prests Car Park.” Chamber has taken steps on this and has written to Council in an effort to have an upgrade undertaken at some stage in the near future.
- The by-law concerning the placement of A Frames, clothes racks etc on the far side of footpaths. Many shopkeepers feel this is unsatisfactory, as in some cases, due to inclement weather, goods can get damaged. Council will be asked to review the law.
Gail Bartel, representing Nyrstar, told the meeting that the Transformation Project was on target and was at about the half-way mark. She said activity will rev up over the next few months.
Member for Frome, Geoff Brock said the State Budget included about $11m. For the region, including $1.4m for the upgrade of air conditioning at the Northern Festival Centre.
Chamber’s next executive meeting is on June 24. If you have any issue you would like brought forward please email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak with President Mark or Secretary Ken.