Redland City Chamber of Commerce gathers information to aid council support local business

REDLAND City Chamber of Commerce has launched a survey to help formulate a plan for council to support local businesses during the coronavirus outbreak.

SUPPORT: Redland City Mayor Karen Williams announced council would also investigate ways to generate economic activity to support local business during the COVID-19 outbreak.

SUPPORT: Redland City Mayor Karen Williams announced council would also investigate ways to generate economic activity to support local business during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Last week government announced a $17.6 billion economic plan to keep Australians in jobs, keep businesses in business and support households and the economy as the world deals with the challenges posed by the spread of the coronavirus.

According to Redland City Chamber of Commerce the current health crisis is compounding, existing economic challenges presented by the recent bushfires and a national decline in economic activity and in the Redlands more specifically.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams announced that council would investigate ways to generate economic activity to support local business during the COVID-19 outbreak.

"We will urgently look for road and transport projects that can be brought forward in response to a request from the federal government, as well as investigating local tourism and business incentives across all levels of government to support local business," she said.

The Redland Coast Chamber of Commerce mission is to promote economic prosperity. During what seems to be a challenging economic climate for business, the chamber strives to be a voice for the cities businesses. Helping inform and create conversations with all levels of government on where assistance is most needed.

To help council understand the needs of local businesses and to understand the position of candidates in the upcoming council election, a very brief survey is being conducted to seek residents views.

The short survey could help formulate a targeted and effective response by local council.