Best Local Digital Transformation in the 2020 Highlands Hub Business Awards

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We sat down with Business Award recipients Adrian and Linda Bruce and learnt how Bruce Family Butchery has evolved with a unique paddock to plate experience and a warming story of a family run business. With skill, passion and pride in the meat industry; Bruce Family Butchery supply prime cuts of local beef, pork, poultry…

Job Keeper Extension – Expert Article From Roberts & Morrow

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Job Keeper extension – what you need to do as a business or not-for-profit The ATO has released a practical factsheet outlining all the practical steps required to be followed for businesses or not-for-profits in regards to: How to continue receiving JobKeeper extension 1 payments – If you are already receiving JobKeeper payments, you don’t…

Country writers boosting the local word count

THE SECOND annual High Country Writers Festival is busy fostering wordsmiths ahead of its final sessions on Saturday October 24, and it’s getting help from plenty of country-born locals who are great with words. Travel writer and blogger Amanda Woods has had her wings (slightly) clipped by the global COVID-19 pandemic, yet this New England…

Grants & Funding Opportunities

Bid Blast #20 August 2020 Grant Funding Opportunities and Resources Welcome to Glen Innes Severn Council’s newsletter informing committees, community groups, businesses, and not for profits of potential funding opportunities through grants. Welcome to the latest Bid Blast There are an enormous amount of funding and assistance opportunities during this difficult time. This bid blast…

Perseverance key to Powell’s pottery

THE natural environment of the New England region, and the mindfulness of daily work in the clay studio during the COVID-19 pandemic, were influential in a collection of new ceramic work by artist Max Powell of Glen Innes. The exhibition ‘FormWork’ will fill The Makers Shed with an array of pieces throughout spring. According to…

The greening of Deepwater Country

I TEND to blend into the landscape wherever I am living. The hues of the Blue Mountains were wrought on my vision for three decades, and I lived on Moreton Bay long enough for its marine palette to become second nature; but I was born in the New England, this vast cluster of upland valleys…

Grant and Funding Opportunities

BID BLAST – Grant and Funding opportunities – JULY As we navigate our way back to a new normal, we have been keeping a keen eye out for grant opportunities to support our local community to reopen, renew and regrow. This month we feature several grants targeting small rural communities affected by the triple challenges…

July edition: Local Economic Development Newsletter

Welcome to the Glen Innes Highlands Economic Development Newsletter By: Margot Davis, Manager Economic Development, Glen Innes Severn Council This month we feature: • Industrial Land for Sale • Funding & Grant Opportunities • Programs to leverage • Community Consultation Survey’s • TRAIGE2020 Pitches • Brand Local FREE courses • Highlands Hub Business • Business…

Covid-19 Northern Inland business Impacts

A Regional Development Australia Northern Inland (RDANI) survey has gathered cold hard facts and figures to paint a clear picture of the stark Covid-19 reality for local businesses. “The unprecedented pandemic measures which ripped out over 5,000 full-time equivalent jobs (an estimated 7,500 jobs including part-time and casual positions) from our economy, followed a horror…

Silversmithing alchemy at The Makers Shed for Minerama

The Makers Shed recently hosted Glen Innes Highlands tourism and events coordinator Rhonda Bombell at one of Richard Moon’s silversmithing workshops, and she kindly wrote about the experience… With the annual Minerama Gem, Jewellery and Fossicking Show fast approaching it was crucial that I get to the heart of some of the workshops taking place beyond…