Residents of New South Wales will get cash for summer meals and entertainment when the state opens.
The Government of New South Wales has rekindled the popular Dine and Discover voucher scheme, offering residents two more $ 25 vouchers.
One can be spent eating out and the other for recreation and entertainment.
This extension means that each NSW resident has been given a total of $ 150 since the scheme was first introduced in March.
It was extended twice after millions of vouchers were no longer billed and after Sydney fell into a sudden blockade in June.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said two new vouchers should be available before the summer and automatically appear in the Service NSW app.
Residents will need to use them until June 2022.
“When these additional vouchers come in, go out and use them in December,” said Premier.
“Support local businesses that are doing hard things. It was a tough time, but our state has a bright future.
“To help local businesses, we want people to go out, as many do.”
The additional voucher will cost the government an additional $ 250 million.
Perotet revealed the addition to the voucher scheme, detailing the outdoor dining package.
The same initiatives are brought in the summer, as they were last year when the venue was allowed to occupy street space so that people could sit outdoors, but they are permanent.
The prime minister said grants of up to $ 500,000 were provided to state-wide councils that wanted to improve High Street and amenities.
“We want all regions to be prosperous and able to take action and action only during the summer and beyond,” Perotet said.
“These grants help them too.”
In addition, a $ 5,000 grant will be provided to 5,000 businesses on a “first-come, first-served” basis, allowing outdoor dining to be extended to parking lots and gardens.
It’s part of the state government’s $ 66 million Alfresco restart Initiative.
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