Business NSW is encouraging the Western NSW community to use their NSW Government’s Dine & Discover vouchers before they expire on Saturday 31 August.
“The Greater Sydney and Orange region lockdowns has had a devastating impact to many businesses right across Western NSW and using your Dine & Discover vouchers is one way you can support your local businesses and their staff throughout this trying time,” said Business NSW, Regional Manager – Western NSW, Vicki Seccombe.
“We surveyed our members at the beginning of the restrictions, and high-level results suggested business revenue was down by at least 40% in certain sectors across Western NSW. We have no doubt that this is still the case for many businesses, particularly across the Orange, Cabonne and Blayney local government areas,” she said.
The Dine and Discover program was recently updated so that Dine NSW vouchers can be used for Takeaway purchases as well.
“This change means we can continue to support businesses, even if we are not able to get out and about due to recent restrictions and lockdowns. We’ve been hearing that some people are yet to apply for their vouchers or don’t know how to apply, but this is a simple process and we encourage all Western NSW residents to apply via the Service NSW website or call Service NSW if you need assistance,” said Ms Seccombe.
“There are two categories of vouchers – Two $25 vouchers can be used for takeaway meals and dining in restaurants, cafes, bars, wineries, pubs and clubs. The remaining two $25 vouchers are for entertainment and recreation, including cultural institutions, live music, and arts venues. Now is the time to use your Dine and Discover vouchers and support your businesses, so that they will still be here when this is all over,” Ms Seccombe said.