Newcastle businesses affected by city revitalisation works given chance to air grievances about disruption at January 24 forum

Forum: Hunter Business Chamber chief executive Bob Hawes

Forum: Hunter Business Chamber chief executive Bob Hawes

BUSINESSES affected by the ongoing revitalisation works in Newcastle will have a chance to air their grievances at a January forum.

The Hunter Business Chamber and Newcastle Now will jointly host a forum with the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner focusing on the issues for businesses whose trade is affected by the ongoing works in Newcastle CBD.

Chamber CEO Bob Hawes said the January 24 forum will allow businesses to meet and discuss one-on-one with the Office, which offers advocacy and dispute resolution services.

“We accept that there will be some disruption during works but businesses should have their concerns heard,” Mr Hawes said, adding that businesses should collect information regarding issues affecting their trade.