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Welcome Back !


Merimbula Chamber of Commerce and Merimbula Tourism welcomes back all of our guests to town. Even if it is your first time visiting, welcome! As you can imagine, 2020 has been a very difficult year for our town. Starting with the Bushfire Emergency in early January, that sent all of our visitors packing, then kept

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Hopes for an Aqua Park in Merimbula


The Merimbula Chamber of Commerce has been working with a company that are interested in setting up an Aqua Park in Merimbula. Chamber President Nigel Ayling visited the one located in Canberra in January with his family.  “I spoke to the park operator Will Yeap, and said a similar park would be great in Merimbula.

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The Essence to go ahead


The Chamber of Commerce’s collective store, The Essence is set to go ahead in the Old Elders real estate building on Highlands Corner. The lease is currently being drawn up with a planned opening date of December 1st. The store will be opening with six vendors including Kicky Swim – Childrens Clothing and Swimwear Sarineen

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The challenges of increased demand on food outlets


The recent school holidays and October long weekend highlighted a new range of issues facing our towns, the increased demand on our remaining food outlets. In the last 12 months five food outlets have permanently closed in Merimbula including Subway, Hungry’s, Booktique, Waves, and Double Shot. These closures have dramatically decreased the towns ability to

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Empty shop windows to promote Tourism attractions


The Chamber of Commerce have been looking at ways to improve the look of the town, by covering some empty shop windows with some impressive images promoting our local attractions and businesses. Chamber President Nigel Ayling says “This could be a real win-win. Ideally this would suit attractions and businesses that have great visual services

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Streetscape Upgrades


We are pleased to advise that some of the work our Streetscape committee requested in our submission to Bega Valley Shire Council last year are beginning to taking place. The following works have commenced and should be completed by mid-November Palmer St Toilet upgrade including upgrade of some internal fixtures and fittings, plus render and

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Sea Change Expo Coming to Merimbula


The Merimbula Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Seachange expo on the 22-23 January 2022. The expo will target people looking to relocate to regional areas to live, especially in the wake of the Coronavirus. In this article from ABC news, they ask the question could coronavirus have a silver lining for regional housing

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A year in review


It’s been just over a year since the new committee was elected to the Merimbula Chamber of Commerce and with the AGM coming up soon, it is a good time to look back at the last year and reflect on what we have been able to achieve. Obviously 2020 has thrown up some huge challenges,

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EOI’s now open for “The Essence”


The Merimbula Chamber of Commerce made a presentation to a group of interested vendors about their plans to open a new collective style store called “the essence“. The presentation was held in the former Millers outlet in Market Street where they hope to develop the concept store. President of the Chamber Nigel Ayling announced the

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