A message from the CEO
As the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds across our region and the economic impacts are felt by our communities, this is the time we all need to access credible information. RDASC is aggregating and regularly updating the trusted Government and business sources from the Commonwealth and QLD State Governments and Sunshine Coast and Noosa Councils, to ensure you receive timely and accurate information on which you can take appropriate action for you, your family, your staff, your customers.
We also aim to facilitate connections that will help business get the support they need – and it is now more important than ever we do this in a frequent manner so that you have a reliable source of accurate information.
Last week Chair of RDA Sunshine Coast Carol Cashman represented Qld RDA's via phone hook up with a meeting with the Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories, Nola Marino, where she presented a range of impacts on the regional business community and made a number of suggestions on how the Commonwealth Government might mitigate those impacts including for sole trader, SME's and all other businesses.
We are acting daily to distribute information on behalf of all three levels of Government and to channel relevant information from our communities back to Government.
To this end, these newsletter and our social media updates provide you with three key groups of information:
- Trusted Government information sources on the Coronavirus and COVID-19 pandemic, in particular how individuals and businesses can protect themselves and their staff, and mitigate the spread of the virus. Specifically, we are directing all readers to https://www.health.gov.au
- Key information to regional individuals and businesses of financial assistance available to them announced by all three levels of Government. Key resources (which will be regularly updated) include:
- Channel feedback from you, as an individual, a business owner, a staff member, or a concerned citizen about the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on you and your community, the effectiveness so far of the Government measures and stimulus packages on you and your business and staff, and lastly what you would like to see the three levels of Government to to continue to best mitigate these impacts.
Please read on for further details and links to some of the various packages and support available via both the State and Federal Governments.
CEO, RDA Sunshine Coast