Suspended Kiama MP Gareth Ward is applying pressure on the state government on behalf of Kangaroo Valley Businesses..
He's calling on the government via a Question on Notice to the NSW Minister for Small Business to grant financial relief to small businesses in Kangaroo Valley that have been severely impacted by recent flooding and closure of Moss Vale Road.
"It has also had a significant financial impact with turnover well down for many of these local small businesses," Ward said.
"I make no apologies for calling on the government to take action and provide grant assistance to these small businesses to the same degree they have provided grants for flood impacted businesses in the Northern Rivers of NSW.
"Currently, small businesses in the Northern Rivers are entitled to receive a one-off $10,000 flood grant to assist with operating costs during the immediate recovery effort period.
"I have asked that the $10,000 small business northern flood grant be extended to other areas which have also been severely impacted by storms and floods," Ward said.
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