Barker Street , Casino. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star
Barker Street , Casino. Photo Marc Stapelberg / The Northern Star Marc Stapelberg

Casino and Coraki singled out for special program

CASINO and Coraki are among 20 towns chosen to receive funding to improve the utilisation of key spaces and main streets.

The NSW Department of Industry's new Future Towns Program helps small businesses make the most of the NBN roll-out, and the business and economic opportunities improved connectivity brings.

The program recognises how the quality of main streets in regional towns is critical to attracting and retaining skilled and talented people, promoting business development and entrepreneurship, and attracting new small businesses to the community.

Richmond Valley Council's general manager Vaughan Macdonald said the council was looking forward to working with local business people to try and get main streets economically prosperous.

The council will hold a series of workshops and activities in Casino and Coraki from May 8-10.

Placemaking workshops will be used to identify economic priorities of local businesses and help develop a priority project which may be delivered under the program. Digital readiness workshops will provide a chance for businesses to expand their digital skills, with training and opportunities to learn from experts.

Business owners and operators from the Richmond Valley are invited to attend the free workshops.

To register contact Cherie Holdsworth on 66600232 or 0417738961, or email cherie.holdsworth@ richmondvalley.nsw.gov.au



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