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Love Local Blue Mountains businesses with new directory

12 May 2020

Blue Mountains City Council has launched a new Business Directory, to assist small businesses who have had to change the way they operate due to COVID-19.

The Business Directory is the next phase of Council’s Love Local campaign to support Blue Mountains businesses, who are struggling after recent bush fires and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mayor Mark Greenhill said Council was committed to supporting businesses during this difficult period.

“Many businesses have had to change the way they operate during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Mayor Greenhill said. “We encourage Blue Mountains businesses who continue to operate, to list their details in our new Business Directory so residents know what’s on offer.”

Once businesses have completed the Business Directory form, Council staff will verify details and then load this to the new online map, so residents can see at a glance what is on offer.

The Love Local campaign, launched in January, encouraged locals to spend an extra $20 per week so local businesses could recoup money lost after visitors stayed away during bush fires.

“With recent strict measures in place to help stop the spread of COVID-19, it can be hard to know how we can support our local businesses, while staying safe,” Mayor Greenhill said.

“But there are still many ways locals can support businesses.”

  • Shop over the phone or online
  • Get takeaway or a delivery from your favourite restaurant or cafe that cannot currently have patrons eat-in
  • Get a delivery from somewhere new
  • Buy your groceries from a local butcher or fruit shop
  • Buy a gift card
  • Maintain your subscriptions
  • Leave a review online and promote on social media, so local businesses know you appreciate them during this period

Get involved
You can also support your local businesses by sharing the Love Local campaign on social media, and using the hashtags #lovelocal and #lovelocalbluemountains.  We need as many locals, as possible, to participate.

Businesses who would like to be listed in Council’s new directory should fill out the Business Directory form.

Once verified, businesses will be listed on the Business Directory map.

For further information email questions to businessdirectory@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or phone the Economic Outcomes team on 4780 5543.

The Business Directory is only open to businesses within the Blue Mountains Local Government Area and it is the responsibility of the business to send updated contact or operating details to Council so the Business Directory can be updated.

Photo: Council’s ‘Love Local’ campaign encourages locals to continue to support local businesses given recent disasters.

Contact details for the Corporate Communications & Marketing Program Leader:

Email: MediaUnit@bmcc.nsw.gov.au