You’re invited to meet your local candidates in the upcoming Council Elections
Thursday 1st September | Griffith Exies Club at 6pm
Free to attend and all members and non members welcome
Candidates will participate in a Q & A forum based upon Chamber’s ‘9 Achievable Goals for Griffith to Grow & Prosper’.
Hear their views & how they plan to represent you & your business for the next 4 years! Members & Non Member are all welcome to attend this free event.
If you’re a candidate & wish to participate please contact Amanda at
to register by 29th August 2016
9 Achievable Goals for Griffith to Grow & Prosper
Ensure irrigation allocations are secure and maximised from the start of each growing season to enable the greatest potential economic output.
Maintain & develop “Grow our Own Western Riverina” University education program. Ensure adequate planning & funding is allocated to cater to our expected population growth for all ages.
Put in place the infrastructure necessary to becoming a preferred retirement community that would attract active adults over 50 with disposable income to choose Griffith as a community to which they would like to retire. Critical components in infrastructure required for Griffith to position itself as a preferred retirement community: superior health support, affordable convenient capital city transport options, identify & promote retiree marketing plus attraction strategies.
4: REGIONAL BRANDING
Build, promote & add value with Regional Brand of Murrumbidgee with a clear focus on making consumers aware of our clean, green & fresh agricultural products, food & fibre grown in our area.
Encourage decentralisation of government services and departments. Lobby for the provision of incentives to re-locate to Griffith with the application of a special tax zone under current “Zone A” special zone remote offset tax rebate.
Push for immediate commencement of masterplan & budget for completion of full redevelopment of Griffith Base Hospital by 2020 to compliment St Vincent’s Community Private Hospital.
Work with Griffith City Council to produce a new comprehensive strategic plan to cater for the immediate & future requirements of residential developments.
Push for the commitment from Griffith City Council for the immediate appropriate funding for existing CBD strategy &incorporate pool into plan. Develop future plan for upgrade to all other business districts including suburban strips, villages & industrial areas.
Ensure Griffith Business Chamber & community representatives are actively engaged in improving Council efficiencies, encouraging the removal of red tape, benchmark ourselves against the best regional capitals, aim to make Griffith City Council a happy place to work.
Griffith Business Chamber Vision
To support, generate & facilitate the growth of a strong business sector. To retain and create employment, regenerate pride & a positive profile within the community.Griffith Business Chamber are strong leaders when it comes to important issues affecting our business community and have been promoting, supporting & protecting the interests & sustainability of businesses in Griffith since 1953. We continue to aim for our vision, but only with the help of your valuable membership.
By being a local chamber member, you’ll receive these great benefits...
• Valuable Contributor to allow Griffith to Grow & Prosper
Your membership support allows Chamber to actively work towards our higher objective. Chamber have developed Top 5 Key Basin Plan Messages and 9 Achiveable Goals for Griffith to Grow & Prosper, which we believe are crucial for a sustainable future. These include; water, education, retirement, regional branding, decentralisation, health, housing, rejunvenation, representation.
• An avenue to voice concerns/issues
All members are welcome to attend Chamber events or to contact us at any time.
• Gain voice in government
The chamber provides a strong collective voice to represent the interest of businesses to all levels of government, about important issues that directly and indirectly affect your business.
• Networking opportunities
Share your idea’s, passion, initiatives with other like minded businesses at Chamber events.
• Invitations to workshops & seminars
Featuring special guest speakers on various topic throughout the year.
• Inclusion in promotional activities
Invitations to participate in Side Walk Sales, Christmas Promotions etc.
Chamber are proactive in sending a clear message about keeping your money where your home is.
• Monthly E-news & regular correspondence
Keep up to date about events/issues affecting local business & community.
• FREE NSW Business Chamber Alliance Program
Our alliance partnership with the NSW Business Chamber, entitles you to additional free benefits
Thank you to our Gold Sponsor - Roy Spagnolo & Associates.
Contact Amanda Quarisa for a Membership Application form and to find out when our next event is on.
0412 644 629.