Small business is the backbone of the South Australian economy and plays such an important role in the fabric of our local community.
Throughout the year, I have continued to extend my support to all businesses who require assistance.
My office has helped traders understand the ever-changing COVID-19 restrictions and public health declarations, provide material and information, as well as develop COVID Safe Plans and Management Plans.
I continue to promote local business on my social media and lobby on behalf of industry.
Additionally, I have written to Police Commissioner Grant Stevens and Professor Nicola Spurrier on multiple occasions to support:
- gyms and fitness studios in turning their fans and water fountains back on before the summer months
- independent retailers such as our local bakeries and newsagencies to be able to trade during the Hard November Lockdown
There was also the Great Waite Coffee campaign and advocacy with the Australian Hotel Association (AHA) to promote retail jobs in our community.
I encourage you all to support small businesses over the Christmas and New Year break by shopping locally.