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Eastwood Small Business Hardship Fund Resolution

Consultation closed on 11 March 2020

Council is proposing to establish a $500,000 Small Business Hardship Fund to support businesses located in Eastwood Town Centre. 

The fund is in response to the downturn in trade many businesses in Eastwood have experienced since concerns were first raised in January about the alleged risks posed by the novel coronavirus.

Under the proposed Council resolution, Eastwood businesses with annual turnover of less than $2 million will be able to apply for grants of up to $2,000 via the fund to help them cope with a reduction in customers.

The fund would also be used to create a ‘Return to Eastwood’ promotional campaign designed to encourage people to shop and eat in Eastwood.

Council is also proposing to waive the cancellation fees for swim schools and swimming carnivals between January and March, while also waive the notice period for cancellations at Council venues during the same time period.

Once the exhibition period has closed a report will go back to Council in March 2020 to determine if these proposals will go ahead.

Latest Updates

Have Your Say has now closed

Published on 12 March 2020

Have Your Say on the Eastwood Small Business Hardship Fund has now closed.

Have Your Say is now open

Published on 12 February 2020

Have Your Say on the Eastwood Small Business Hardship Fund Resolution is now open until Wednesday 11 March 2020.

Have Your Say

Submissions can be made by using the online submission form below, e-mail or post. 

Written submissions must be clearly marked as 'Eastwood Small Business Hardship Fund Resolution' and will be received up until Wednesday 11 March 2020. They can be sent to: 

Online Submission

 Submissions have now closed.

Last updated on 12 March 2020