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Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale with the Member for Greenway Michelle Rowland during a street walk in the Blacktown CBD following the City’s reopening from lockdown.    Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale with the Member for Greenway Michelle Rowland during a street walk in the Blacktown CBD following the City’s reopening from lockdown. Featured
14 October 2021 Posted by 

MAYOR AND MP TOUR CITY

Back to business for Blacktown
BUSINESS | DALLAS SHERRINGHAM
The sounds of the city have returned to downtown Blacktown as the city gets back to business after 15 weeks of severe lockdown.
And City Mayor Tony Bleasdale has declared Blacktown “back open for business” after the Covid-19 Delta variant threw Western Sydney LGA’s into disarray.
 
Blacktown City businesses, including shops, cafes, restaurants and gyms, reopened on Monday following more than 100 challenging days under COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.
 
Mayor Bleasdale joined the Member for Greenway Michelle Rowland for a street walk in the Blacktown CBD on Wednesday as businesses resumed trade and welcomed back customers.
 
“Our businesses in Blacktown City have been hit especially hard by COVID-19 lockdowns these past 18 months, so I am delighted to see them open their doors as we return to normal life,” Mayor Bleasdale said.
 
“Declared an Area of Concern, Blacktown City’s businesses and residents had to endure one of the strictest lockdowns in the country.
 
“I was proud to see the City come together – they got vaccinated at an outstanding rate so we could get back to business and do the things we enjoy.
 
“This week marked the beginning of our City’s reopening and while we must remain vigilant with the virus, it is a significant step in our community learning to live with COVID-19 and embark on an economic recovery.”
 
Ms Rowland encouraged residents to support local businesses as they bounced back from lockdown.
 
“Now more than ever, it is vital we get behind small businesses in Blacktown City and help them thrive once again,” Ms Rowland said.
 
“Whether that be sitting down for brunch with a friend at a cafe or doing some early Christmas shopping, there’s so much we can do to boost the local economy.”
 
Mayor Tony Bleasdale also met with members of Greater Blacktown Business Chamber this week, including President Trevor Oldfield and Vice President Bob Turner, to listen to their questions and concerns.
 
Blacktown City Council has embarked on a number of initiatives to assist local businesses affected by the lockdown, including waiving fees and charges for retail businesses and negotiating rent reductions for commercial tenants who lost revenue due to the lockdowns.
 
Blacktown News is sponsoring a free event on November 16 called Blacktown Bouncing Back featuring five expert speakers. Visit HERE for more information and two register.
 
 
 
 
 


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