04 May Chronicle Counsel: $2M BOOST FROM DINE & DISCOVER
Have you used your Dine and Discover vouchers yet? If not, you’ll want to book in that girl’s catch-up, boys night out or coffee with colleagues soon!
The good news is, is that Central Coast businesses are benefitting from a multi-million dollar injection, thanks to the NSW Government’s Dine & Discover NSW initiative.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said a total of 84,683 vouchers, each worth $25, have already been redeemed in local businesses.
“Dine & Discover NSW vouchers have been live on the Central Coast for just five weeks and in this short space of time we’ve seen $2,117,075 spent at local businesses,” Mr Crouch said.
“A total of 147,480 local residents have registered for the Dine & Discover NSW initiative, while 422 local businesses are currently signed up to accept the $25 vouchers as an alternative form of payment.”
Mr Crouch said every NSW resident aged 18 and over is eligible to receive $100 worth of vouchers.
“Two $25 ‘dine’ vouchers can be used for eating in at restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and clubs and two $25 ‘discover NSW’ vouchers can be used at cultural institutions, live music and arts venues,” Mr Crouch said.
“This initiative is giving Central Coast businesses the boost they need after the triple whammy of fires, floods and COVID-19 in the past year.
“Whether it’s a café, restaurant, cinema or gallery, every industry has been hit hard by COVID-19 and these vouchers are encouraging more customers to come through the door.”
NSW residents are able to easily apply online to receive their vouchers through the latest version of the Service NSW app and website. A non-digital solution is now available at Service NSW Centres for customers who don’t have a smartphone.
Vouchers remain valid for use until 30 June 2021.
For more information, go to: www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/dine-and-discover-nsw.
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