Shop, play and stay local!
Blue Mountains City Council is urging residents to spend at least an extra $20 a week locally in 2020, to help the City recover after bush fires.
The Love Local campaign, launched 13 January 2020, aims to recoup money lost to the local economy after visitors stayed away over the traditionally busy Christmas New Year period, due to bush fires in the upper Blue Mountains.
Media Release: Love Local Blue Mountains' businesses after bush fire
Over the next year Council would feature specific villages each month, using social media channels, to encourage locals (as well as those further afield) to visit the City.
If each adult in the Blue Mountains spends an extra $20 a week locally, then the local economy will increase by up to $92 million in one year thanks to a multiplier effects.
In the first instance we need our residents to spend more money locally. As this campaign progresses, we’ll be asking our neighbouring councils to promote the concept, as well as councils throughout Western Sydney.