Small businesses struggling through Sydney’s lockdown will be eligible for grants and the state’s voucher program will be extended under a rescue package from the NSW government.
“Our message today to every business and every person right across NSW is that we have got your back,” Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said on Tuesday.
Small businesses where revenue is down 70 per cent from their 2019 position will be able to apply to Service NSW for a $ 10,000 grant from July 19, with a letter from their accountant.
Smaller grants are available to firms suffering a decline of at least 30 per cent.
Although only Greater Sydney is fully locked down, the grants are available state-wide.
Tourism and hospitality operators with a wages bill of up to $ 10 million will also be eligible for the grants.
NSW residents will also now have until the end of August to spend their four $ 25 Dine and Discover vouchers.
They’ll be able to use the vouchers on takeaway food delivered to homes as well, as along as they order straight from the restaurant.
Mr Perrottet urged casuals who’ve had their hours reduced to chase up the support they might be owed from the Commonwealth government.
The NSW support package also includes support for some 3500 rough sleepers, who will be given 14 days’ accommodation, similar to a policy put in place last year.
Refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable temporary visa holders will be given support as well and payroll and gaming taxes will be deferred from July to August.
Australian Associated Press