2021

Chamber Chats are proudly brought to you each month by the Chamber President.

2021

October

And how has the past month been for you?
I thought I’d share some feedback from my fellow executive members:
Sammi: As much as the last few months of lockdowns and border closures have been hard on business, and terrible to see many of our much-loved businesses in town closed. (more)

2021

september

Covid Lockdown Let’s start by saying that the Chamber hopes you are well and are handling this very strange time we find ourselves in. August 2021 has undoubtedly been one of the worst months in decades for local businesses. It is extremely distressing to see many local businesses struggling to stay afloat and others that have closed. (more)

2021

august

Community meeting
A community meeting is planned to discuss the future for development in Nimbin village. The recent July meeting of Lismore Council resolved to put an amended development control plan (DCP) for Nimbin village on exhibition for community comment. (more)

2021

July

Controlling development in and around Nimbin
How much is Nimbin growing? Since 2015 Lismore Council has approved 50 new dwellings in the Nimbin area – 34 of which are in the village. In addition, there are some potentially large developments that will likely eventuate: (more)

2021

june

Tourism initiatives
The Chamber has started working on implementing activities associated with our tourism grant and we would appreciate your help and input. If you have information or are interested in any of the elements below, contact our project coordinator Steph Seckold - sibley@nnic.org.au. (more)

2021

may

Support for community recovery
Some really good news - well we think it is!  Late last year the Chamber put in a grant application to the Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund. Following extensive community consultation and feedback, our application focussed on building our community’s resilience through information sharing and we are delighted to announce our application for $117,647 was successful. (more)

2021

april

Why is a Nimbin village voice needed on Lismore Council?
Following more than 12 years representing the Nimbin community on Council (1991-2004) I have first-hand experience of why a Nimbin voice on Lismore Council is so important, something we haven’t had since my retirement 17 years ago. There are so many Council issues and services that impact on our community and we need to hear a voice representing Nimbin in the decision-making process. (more)

2021

march

Aquarius Park and Rainbow Road walking track
The Nimbin Community Centre now holds the title to 11a Alternative Way, 2.69ha in Nimbin village. This is a wonderful community achievement made even more special when it was realised the property was planted by Nimbin Central School students in 1991, under the supervision of their then teacher, Barry Glyde. This explains some of the fine tree species found on the property. (more)

2021

february

From many accounts it was an extremely busy Xmas/New Year period for Nimbin village. Some businesses reported never seeing it so busy with traffic backed up and car parking, outside of residential streets, non-existent. Many businesses have reported doing very well financially, a welcome outcome after extremely challenging times following the 2019-2020 bushfires. (more)

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