At the October Uralla Shire Business Chamber meeting, businesses expressed concern about the new interpretation Council is applying to the term “retail” as it relates to home-based businesses, and the position they have taken in relation to the sale of goods not made at the premises, which is now prohibited in residential and rural zones.
Concern was also expressed around the breakdown in relationship between Council and tradespeople and developers.
The consensus from the meeting was:
“that in 2 to 3 weeks time, the Chamber hold a public meeting to provide the opportunity for Council to brief the Uralla community on the regulations relating to trading from home, and provide an opportunity for businesses to provide feedback to council on how we could improve council/business relationships.”
The Chamber has organised to hold the meeting at the Showground Main Pavilion at 7.00pm on 29th October 2020. All welcome. Please note that due to COVID restrictions, we will not be providing refreshments, so we recommend you have your tea before you come, and bring your own water if you need it.
To speak at the meeting, it will be necessary to register.
Please register and indicate if you wish to speak by emailing: secretary(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)urallabusinesschamber.org.au, providing your full name, address and contact number.
If you would prefer not to speak at the meeting, but would like your feedback passed on to Council, please send it to the secretary at the above email address and we will include it in the report to Council.
There will be a Covid Plan in place and it will be necessary to sign in. The Chamber Secretary, Bob Crouch, can be contacted on 0428616885 if you need to discuss any aspect of the meeting beforehand.
Each speaker will be allocated a maximum of 5 minutes and must finish with a constructive suggestion. The meeting will be recorded and a summary of the issues and solutions provided to both Uralla Shire Council and our local State Member.
Adam Marshall MP and Kate Jessep Uralla Shire Council’s General Manager have been invited to attend. We are pleased that Adam has accepted our invitation.
We will provide updates on our Facebook page: Uralla Shire Business Chamber.
The Uralla Shire Business Chamber Executive
Public Meeting Details
Topic : Home Based Business, Tradespeople, Developers & relationships with Uralla Shire Council
When : 7pm, Thurs 29th October
Where : Uralla Showground Main Pavilion
Register to speak by emailing :
secretary(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)urallabusinesschamber.org.au
Business Chamber Contact :
Secretary Bob Crouch, 0428 616 885