The challenges of increased demand on food outlets


The recent school holidays and October long weekend highlighted a new range of issues facing our towns, the increased demand on our remaining food outlets. In the last 12 months five food outlets have permanently closed in Merimbula including Subway, Hungry’s, Booktique, Waves, and Double Shot. These closures have dramatically decreased the towns ability to

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Empty shop windows to promote Tourism attractions


The Chamber of Commerce have been looking at ways to improve the look of the town, by covering some empty shop windows with some impressive images promoting our local attractions and businesses. Chamber President Nigel Ayling says “This could be a real win-win. Ideally this would suit attractions and businesses that have great visual services

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Streetscape Upgrades


We are pleased to advise that some of the work our Streetscape committee requested in our submission to Bega Valley Shire Council last year are beginning to taking place. The following works have commenced and should be completed by mid-November Palmer St Toilet upgrade including upgrade of some internal fixtures and fittings, plus render and

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Sea Change Expo – Merimbula


The Merimbula Chamber of Commerce is planning to hold a Seachange expo in April 2021. The expo will target people looking to relocate to regional areas to live, especially in the wake of the Coronavirus. In this article from ABC news, they ask the question could coronavirus have a silver lining for regional housing markets

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EOI’s now open for “The Essence”


The Merimbula Chamber of Commerce made a presentation to a group of interested vendors about their plans to open a new collective style store called “the essence“. The presentation was held in the former Millers outlet in Market Street where they hope to develop the concept store. President of the Chamber Nigel Ayling announced the

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