Dine And Discover Delivers Over Half A Million Dollars To Local Businesses So Far

As the NSW Premier today announced the progressive roll out of Dine and Discover vouchers to residents across NSW, Member for Manly James Griffin declared the Northern Beaches as the big winner of the pilot program launched in February. In less than a month since the pilot started in the Northern Beaches over half a million dollars has been spent in local businesses with people using their vouchers.

“Manly and the Northern Beaches have smashed this out of the park in taking the right attitude in response to adversity and getting right behind the Dine and Discover Program,” Mr Griffin said.

“Of the pilot areas, we have had the largest number of businesses signing up to the program and benefiting directly from the NSW Government scheme in response to the COVID-19 economic stresses”.

From the pilot launch in February to the 18 March, $565,485 has been spent in local businesses with 12,508 customers spending on average $45 with their Dine and Discover vouchers. 426 local businesses have registered with the scheme making Manly and the Northern Beaches the place to go to spend your vouchers.

“With the Federal Government Job Keeper program winding up soon, and the possible Northern Beaches Council rate changes impacting local businesses, it is pleasing to see over half a million dollars going from the State Government directly to local businesses via the Dine and Discover Program, and we’ve only just started” Mr Griffin said.

“It is up to businesses now to double down on this success and start advertising to customers across Sydney, who are just now receiving their vouchers, to come spend them in Manly where there is the greatest opportunity.”

In conjunction with the progressive state wide role out of the Dine and Discover Vouchers, Mr Griffin also updated businesses regarding the support grants package to local businesses who experienced a down turn in profits over the summer.

“Businesses can start getting their applications and supporting information ready from Monday as Service NSW launches the pre-registration page for the grants program,” He said.

“This means money can be out the door and into local business accounts as soon as the grants open in April. 

Businesses are encouraged to sign up to the Service NSW Business Portal to receive information and regular updates on support measures available to them https://mybusiness.service.nsw.gov.au/.

Local Government Areas now able to access their Dine and Discover Vouchers can be found here.