NSW Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope made a special visit to the Boorowa Business Chamber last week.
Joined by Member for Goulburn and Hilltops Councillor, Wendy Tuckerman, the Minister met with members of the Chamber at the Boorowa Hotel to discuss some of the initiatives the NSW Government was implementing to assist small businesses and regional towns.
"We know regional towns are doing it tough and the message from the NSW Government is a simple one: get out there and visit our regional communities and spend money at local businesses," he said.
"NSW is powered by entrepreneurs and mum and dad operators who help provide local jobs and the everyday services we rely on so that's why we must do whatever we can to support them."
The Minister was also keen to hear feedback from the local community on important issues such as regional digital connectivity, local roads and local bridges and also uptake of apprenticeships.
The Minister spoke about how from July 1, the payroll tax threshold was increased to $900,00 and discussed the Government's Easy to do Business program, designed to make it simpler to establish a new business through a concierge service.
Other points discussed was the $355 million additional drought support announced as part of the Budget, taking the total drought funding to $1.8 billion. This new funding included up to $170 million to deliver local infrastructure projects and more funding to ease costs for farmers, who are doing it tough.