Boorowa Business Chamber to hear from Paul Jones

BBC Treasurer Angus Mitchell, BBC President Michael Ward, Hilltops GM Dr Edwina Marks and Cr Margaret Roles at the last BBC meeting.
BBC Treasurer Angus Mitchell, BBC President Michael Ward, Hilltops GM Dr Edwina Marks and Cr Margaret Roles at the last BBC meeting.

The Boorowa Business Chamber will hold its general meeting at 7pm on Monday, June 17 in the Shamrock Cafe of the Boorowa Hotel. All Boorowa residents and business owners are welcome.

There are two guest speakers:

Paul Jones, who is the relatively new Hilltops Economic Development Manager.

This role was created following council identifying the need to drive investment into the region and support the sustainability of our local business community.

Paul has a financial and business background having working in several countries around the world.

Accompanying Paul is David Rowlands who is the Hilltops Director of Sustainable Growth.

The meeting commences at 7pm and will be followed by a light supper.

Membership to the BBC is open to all ratepayers and business owners.

The BBC is still maintaining a strong focus on the LEP submission that was lodged earlier this year with several local property owners offering their support for the changes to Boorowa's LEP made in that submission.

The BBC submission was put together by a team of prominent local business owners in conjunction with the BBC.

In general the main point of the submission was the creation of a B4 Zone that catered for 'mixed use,' allowing both commercial and residential premises to reside in the same zone.

There are conditions on the type of commercial premises.

If one was to use Brial and Pudman Street as an example, there are currently business premises intermingled with residential.

At the moment there is no correct zoning mechanism for this type of mixed use.