Over breakfast yesterday, members of Uralla’s business community met to reflect on the economic and social fall-out of the 2019/2020 drought as part of an exercise in future planning.
Organised by ZNET Uralla, the Uralla Shire Business Chamber and generously supported by Regional Australia Bank, the Business Breakfast was an opportunity to bring business owners from different industries together to discuss water security and building resilience.
In the practical workshop led by ZNET’s Dr. Sandra Eady and Heidi McElnea as part of the Let’s Talk About Water project, breakfast guests were encouraged to take part in a blind water tasting with water sampled from different sources, and to give feedback on the different options that may improve water security in our region.
Regional Australia Bank’s retiring CEO Kevin Dupé spoke of the importance of retaining the lifeline of a financial institution in our small towns and threw his support behind the town’s businesses.
Teresa French, President of Uralla Shire Business Chamber, spoke of the role of the Chamber in connecting and supporting businesses through a range of initiatives and business promotions.
Kate Jessep, General Manager of Uralla Shire Council, has arranged free training in Business Continuity Planning and encouraged business owners to take advantage of the advisory service Business Connect.
Thank you to our MC, RAB’s Troy Johnson, the Top Pub for their fabulous hospitality and all those who attended.