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April 2020

Love the Bay – Blank Canvas, Crumb & THREE66 Espresso

By | Events, Featured, Love the Bay

As part of our exclusive Love the Bay local business video series 🎥Tammie Chrischen Goodliffe explains her three business pursuits, the importance of family support, and why she lives in this fantastic area.💕

Interviewed before our unprecedented summer of bushfires, this smart and versatile local foodie entrepreneur has since merged some trading operations to keep her valued staff working, locals well fed, and ensure business viability in a post-pandemic world.

Check out Tammie’s great food offerings on her Facebook pages here: CrumbBlank Canvas and THREE66 espresso bar

👉 “Canvas@THREE66 (Blank Canvas dinner service operating from Mosquito Bay)
– open for pick-up/takeaway, 5 nights (closed Sun & Tue), 4.30-7.30pm.
👉 “THREE66 Espresso Bar” at Mosquito Bay
– open for pick-up/takeaway, 7 days, 5am-4.30pm
👉 “Crumb” at Batehaven
– open for pick-up/takeaway, 7 days, 5am-2pm (Mon-Sat) and 6am-12pm (Sun)
Currently you can call, order, pay over the phone, and pick up your food at both the Batehaven and Mosquito Bay outlets.

💕 Love the Bay is an initiative of the Batemans Bay Business and Tourism Chamber, promoting and supporting the wider Bay community 💕

ESC Rate Increase Proposal – Chamber Response

By | Featured, News, Newsletter

Dear Members,

At the council meeting held on 7 April last, seven councillors were in favour of a general rate rise of 2.6% for 2020/21. Only two councillors spoke against the proposal, despite the enormous financial impact being suffered by business and the community at large in our shire. For minutes refer to link – https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/inside-council/council/meetings/2020/april/ordinary-council-meeting-7-april-2020/Minutes-7-April-2020.pdf

Reference for financial data may be made to ‘Revised Draft Delivery Programme 2017-21 and Operational Plan 2020-21’ https://www.esc.nsw.gov.au/inside-council/project-and-exhibitions/public-exhibition/on-exhibition/revised-draft-delivery-program-2017-21-and-operational-plan-2020-21

The pie chart on page 67 of the Operational Plan indicates that the total budgeted income is $122M (see page 76). Rates and other charges make up 55% of income which equals $67M. Of this sum approximately $1.7M is attributable to the proposed 2.6% rate rise.

Disturbingly, the proposed budget also evidences a surplus of $5.6M

On the above figures, rate increases can be deferred for three years without the need to curb expenditure, or preferably, rates can be reduced as is proposed by other councils in NSW.

It has been reported that casual staff have been laid off as a cost saving exercise and there is currently a raft of government grants available to bolster council finances. In short, it is difficult to accept that a rate increase is justified.

Councillors determined that the matter of a rate rise be referred to the community for comment. See the covering page of the above Operational Plan link to make a submission regarding your thoughts on the proposed rate rise.  Submissions close 20 May 2020.

Charles Stuart, for the committee.

22 April 2020

Love the Bay – JJ’s

By | Featured, Love the Bay

💕 Jake Crooke from JJ’s at The Marina and JJ’s Southern Catch was here for our community 🙏 during the bushfires, 🔥 and he’s tried really hard to be here for us during these extraordinary times.

💕 The SAD NEWS is that Jake’s taken the hard decision to temporarily close his business after tonight’s (Sunday) shift.

💕 The GOOD NEWS is that he’ll be back better than ever after a break, while he and his crew renovate and rejuvenate.

So stay tuned folks, and take a peek at our clip, remember how great things were, and imagine how fantastic they will be again.

Jake says it’s certainly not “good-bye”, it’s actually “see you all again soon”!!

💕 Love the Bay is an initative of the @Batemans Bay Business and Tourism Chamber, promoting and supporting the wider Bay community 💕

Love the Bay – The Sandbar

By | Featured, Love the Bay


David and Tomoyo Tinker have tasted what the world has to offer, but there was no competition when they chose Batemans Bay to settle down, have their family and open The Sandbar Batemans Bay.💕
David’s culinary artistry provides next level food offerings to our community, and his flexibility and resilience continues to serve us well.
The Sandbar has adapted to our new way of living, and is open for take-away business with their ‘Sandbar Homestyle’ menu.