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Grants to Revitalise your High Street

Neighbourhood high streets around the State will be revitalised with a new $15 million initiative to stimulate local business and support economic recovery. 

The Your High Street grants program is the next phase of assistance for councils which will restore vibrancy to our high streets and villages. 

Member for Manly, James Griffin said Your High Street builds on the huge success of the $15 million Streets as Shared Spaces program, which is now supporting 48 demonstration and pilot projects across NSW. 


Digital Registration to be Mandated from 23 November

Venues on the Northern Beaches are being urged to put the safety of customers and staff first and have a system for digital registration such as a QR code that records patrons’ names and contact details in place by 23 November, or risk facing penalties.

Member for Manly, James Griffin said digital registration, including QR codes, is fast, accurate and will give customers more confidence during a pandemic.

“Any local business that is serious about safety should be using digital registration, such as a QR code or other method of capturing contact details electronically. There are no excuses,”Mr Griffin said.


Free Tutoring to Support Northern Beaches Students

For the first time in NSW, students will receive free tutoring in 2021 thanks to a landmark $337 million program as part of the NSW 2020-2021 Budget.

This program will provide support for students after a disruptive school year.

The Government will employ up to 5500 additional staff to deliver small-group tuition at every NSW government school, as well as non-government schools with the most significant levels of need.

Member for Manly, James Griffin said he is thrilled to see the government is committed to ensuring students’ educational outcomes continue to improve in 2021.