12 Mar Chronicle Counsel: 149 Coast businesses sign up to Dine & Discover Vouchers
If you’ve been looking forward to getting your hands on the “Dine & Discover Vouchers”, you’re not alone.
However, you may have to talk to your favourite local restaurant to ensure they have signed up.
One month on from the first call to register for Dine & Discover NSW, just 149 Central Coast businesses have signed up to be venues where the $25 vouchers can be redeemed.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said all eligible businesses should register now to avoid missing out.
“Mumbo Jumbo’s Beachhouse, Terrigal’s Freestate Café, Cinema Paradiso at Ettalong, the Australian Reptile Park, Frederico’s Bar and Eatery in Gosford and Ettalong Bowling Club are among the 149 local businesses to have already signed up,” Mr Crouch said.
“But there are literally hundreds more restaurants, cafes, bars, wineries, pubs, clubs, cultural institutions, live music venues, arts venues and tourism operators who could benefit from Dine & Discover NSW when the program becomes available to Central Coast residents.
“Dine & Discover NSW consists of every adult in NSW receiving four $25 vouchers worth $100 in total, with two for dining and two for entertainment and recreation.
“We know the past 12 months have been tough for Central Coast businesses, which is why the Dine & Discover NSW voucher program has been designed to not just keep the doors open, but to help businesses grow.”
Mr Crouch said eligible businesses could easily register for the program on the Service NSW website.
“It takes just a few minutes for a business owner to register and for those who need support, there is a dedicated team of Service NSW Business Concierges on standby,” Mr Crouch said.
A pilot of Dine & Discover NSW is currently underway at Broken Hill and Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The vouchers will roll out to the remainder of NSW shortly.
For more information, go to: www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/dine-and-discover-nsw.