This section provides information for businesses, and links to information and support available, following bush fires and during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Impact of COVID-19 on the local economy

Assistance with rental negotiations

The Blackheath Chamber of Commerce, Leura Village Association and Katoomba Chamber of Commerce have worked together to write a form letter which businesses may use for approaching their landlord. It is an easy-to-use template in a Word document and can be amended to suit your business and situation. You can contact the Council's Economic Development Team or one of the organisations listed above to get a copy. 

Mental health and wellbeing

If you or your staff are distressed and need wellbeing support please visit the Beyond Blue website for information

Alternatively, you can contact the Small Business Bush fire Financial Counselling Support Line for support on 1800 413 828.

Council is also here to support you. Contact Council if you would like to speak to a team member about these support services.