Accommodation Association applauds NSW Government’s practical support measures
THE NSW Government deserves applause for its ongoing practical support measures, including this week’s announcement of a $66 Million Alfresco Restart Package and extension of the Dine and Discover voucher scheme, according to the Accommodation Association.
According to Accommodation Association CEO Richard Munro, tangible measures which encourage people to get out and enjoy themselves and which recognise that the sector needs to operate differently to offset the ongoing COVID-constrained capacity are very welcome.
“It’s fantastic to see the NSW Government thinking outside the square about what else can be done to support our sector," Mr Munro said. "The NSW Government’s $66 Million Alfresco Restart Package is a common-sense measure which will provide additional capacity outdoors allowing our members to accommodate more patrons, more safely.
“With venue capacity limits continuing until after lockdown ends, the opportunity to transform outdoor space into alfresco dining areas while capacity limits on venues continue is both practical and sensible for our members and customers.
"We’re moving into a very important peak period for our members and anything government can do to help our hotels, motels and accommodation providers boost capacity, get people through the doors and recapture some of that missing cashflow is very much appreciated.
“The Accommodation Association continues to work closely with the NSW Government to identify, recommend and support those practical steps which will bring our sector back to life as quickly and as safely as possible.”