From the ATO:

1. The online business portal will soon be replaced by their “online services”. It will have the same features as the Portal and will allow you to create payment plans, lodge your BAS, obtain copies of income tax returns and any correspondence between you and them. Read about making the switch to the new service.
2. From January 2022 Single Touch Payroll will provide additional information to reduce the amount of information you now supply to multiple Government departments. Most of what is required will be done by your software company. The ATO will release more details of what YOU are required to do later in the year. Update yourself on what’s happening now.
3. For many of us, our RAM (Relationship Authorisation Manager) will be coming up for renewal. Make sure you’re current, otherwise you’ll need to go through the whole set up process again.
4. Eligible employers can claim the JobMaker Hiring Credit. Find out more about whether you’re eligible and claim periods here.

From Kurri Kurri Aquatic Centre:

The Inaugural Community Network Forum, hosted by Kurri Kurri Aquatic & Fitness Centre, Boundary Street, Kurri Kurri seeks to support the Community to achieve improved health and wellbeing, and recognises the importance of collaboration and partnership.The Forum provides an opportunity for community organisations and stakeholders to share information, identify opportunities for collaboration and learn about how Kurri Kurri Aquatic & Fitness Centre is addressing key community health needs like mental health, chronic disease, and water safety and swimming.

During the forum, speakers will provide an overview of the programs and services being offered at Kurri Kurri Aquatic & Fitness Centre, as well as new initiatives under consideration to meet the needs of the local community.  Key to this will be collaboration and partnership with community organisations and leaders so that service availability becomes known throughout the community.

This will be followed by a networking session during which ideas for new services and programs can be proposed for possible implementation at Kurri Kurri Aquatic & Fitness Centre, followed by light refreshments needs you may have. Please advise us of any dietary requirements.

Venue               :           Kurri Kurri Aquatic Centre
Date                 :           25 March 2021
Time                 :           12.30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Please RSVP via email to Ellena Morris at

From Hydro Aluminium:

If you’re interested in what’s happening at the old Hydro site, they now have a new website for Regrowth Kurri Kurri. Keep track of what’s happening in your community.

From The Hub:
The Digital Makeover Competition:
  • Frustrated by the lack of traffic to your website?
  • Struggling to convert visits into sales?
  • Wish someone would give your website a makeover and help you drive traffic and increase sales?
Why not enter The Digital Makeover Competition for your chance to win one!
The Hunter Region Business Hub will build one lucky eligible business a new website worth $5,000!!Entries for The Digital Makeover competition will be accepted between 11th February and 23rd March 2021.
Entry is free and it takes less than a minute to complete the online entry form.

Kerry Hallett
Chamber President