ProSlide is the global leader in water ride design and manufacturing, supplying high-performance water attractions to new and expanding water parks around the world. For over three decades, ProSlide…read more
NSW Government to offer Coronavirus support to the arts and employees
The NSW Government has pledged $75 million to help keep the performing arts sector afloat during the current COVID-19 lockdown, but there has been no mention of the events sector getting any targeted financial relief.
NSW Arts Minister Don Harwin said performing arts organisations and live music venues impacted by the cancellation of shows would be eligible for the financial help.
The arts package comes in addition to the broader lockdown support announced jointly by NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for those affected within the Greater Sydney area.
Broad details of the plan include workers receiving a $100 boost to their income support to $600 a week while businesses will be offered up to $10,000 to keep them going through the lockdown as long as they can show a 30% fall in turnover. They must also ensure they do not lay off any staff during that time.
Sole traders and others without employees will receive $1000 a week as a set payment.
Commenting on the support, Prime Minister Morrison stated “we have followed the same arrangements here in NSW that were put in place for Victoria.
“Thankfully that lockdown was only in effect for two weeks but clearly here in NSW the situation has taken a very different turn.”
Premier Berejiklian also announced the Greater Sydney lockdown will be extended for at least another two weeks after NSW recorded 97 new Coronavirus cases.
Image: Theatre productions such as Come From Away have been impacted by the Greater Sydney lockdown.
10th July 2021 - Second relocation sees State of Origin finale moved to Gold Coast
12th July 2021 - AFTA responds to Sydney lockdown with call for urgent support
16th June 2021 - COVID-19 lockdown sees AFL move Melbourne fixtures to Tasmania
17th February 2021 - Musicians call for JobKeeper extension
1st February 2021 - Without JobKeeper Australian tourism businesses face ‘annihilation’
30th October 2020 - More than 80% of Federal arts rescue package remains unallocated
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
@leisure is a team of experienced leisure, aquatic and sports facility managers and planners, with market modelling, sports management, recreation planning, business and GIS qualifications. We have…read more
ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help all athletes gain the competitive edge. Our…read more
iDwala is the Community Sports Facility Specialist offering the highest quality designs and technical expertise to Councils, Schools and Sporting Clubs looking to create sporting…read more
SeatGeek is a search engine and mobile-focused ticket marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell tickets for live events. As of August 2018, SeatGeek has exited the Australian, New…read more
Felton Industries is Australia’s leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of quality outdoor furniture and has been supplying premium seating solutions for all sporting, commercial, community…read more
Quayclean are a national cleaning and waste services partner with proven results in the understanding and delivery of cleaning needs and challenges faced by facilities including; major venues and…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!