CCIQ Update – Flood assistance & your Chamber support

16 March 2022

Good Afternoon,

In an effort not to duplicate information which you might have already been received from other sources, I’m keeping this email short with just one important update.

There is new funding support in the form of vouchers for any business affected by the floods.  The program is from the Business Council of Australia’s (BAC) natural disaster relief agency, ‘BizRebuild’.

A $500 Business Advisory Voucher and a $2000 Retooling Voucher will be available with only 3 criteria: The business must have an ABN, the person applying must provide a driver’s license number and the business must be in a flood effected area.

For more information, please visit the LINK (feel free to cut and paste into your socials).

Please promote this fantastic program to all of your members and if you have any questions about the vouchers, the best contact person is: Steve Balzary,

I’ve had calls from many Chambers asking if they could raise money and help the flood affected members of the Gympie Chamber of Commerce.

Any Chamber wishing to donate the Gympie Chamber (whose members have been hit the hardest in Qld), may donate to the Chamber whereby the Chamber will present a check to BizRebuild.  They in turn will report back how the funds have been acquitted to that region.

Alternatively, any Chamber or business can donate directly to BizRebuild.

A update from Friday, March 11 by the Montville Chamber of Commerce who is looking to help the Gympie Chamber:

“Within 24 hours we had donated more than 10 accommodation packages in the most beautiful venues.  The gift vouchers for meals and retail are flowing in as well. We are overwhelmed with the response!  Our state member Andrew Powell is meeting with his other party members this week and they will be making the decision on the businesses that will benefit. We will then travel to Gympie to help present and connect with these businesses.”

What a great effort from this Chamber!

Best regards,

Note: The Hills & Districts Chamber of Commerce Inc advises that the views, thoughts, and opinions expressed in this post belong solely to the author, and not necessarily to the Chamber, or a committee or other group or individual associated with the Chamber.


Paul Garcia is a Relationship Manager with CCIQ, and an active member of the Chamber

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