Author - Jen Robb

Christmas on Imlay – Thursday 14th December 2017
Great training opportunity – book now!
Gear up at the Cruise Eden Workshop on Tuesday 27th Sept.
Eden Futures Project
Community Info Session/Update about Wharf Project
Want to reduce energy costs for your business?
Innovation & Leadership Skills in Business – FREE WORKSHOP
Place Activation Workshop – what does it mean?
Chamber releases Position Statement on Wharf Development Project
More updates on the Wharf Projects

Christmas on Imlay – Thursday 14th December 2017

Christmas will be celebrated in style again this year with Christmas on Imlay to be held from 5:30pm on Thursday 14th December 2017.

Bring the whole family and enjoy an evening of fun and festivity including:

  • jumping castles for the kids (no charge!)
  • local entertainment from Eden Public School, Eden High School, Sapphire Dancers and Sapphire Coast Concert Band
  • wood-chopping
  • ESSCI chocolate wheel
  • loads of stalls inc. food stalls
  • Grocery Grab kindly sponsored by Eden IGA (7:30pm)
  • Santa Selfies and DIY pics (6:00pm-7:30pm)

and the big one: EDEN BUSINESS VOUCHERS PRIZE DRAWS – 6pm, 7pm, 8pm

(For your chance to win, shop at participating local businesses from 14th November – 14th December.)

Great training opportunity – book now!

A once only opportunity to attend 2 fantastic workshops is being offered to local businesses.

Southern Region Business Enterprise Centre (SRBEC) are running two workshops on Tuesday 25th October:

Session 1: 9.30am – 11.30am

Free Online Tools You Can Use Today To Enhance Your Business


Session 2: 12.30pm – 2.30pm

How To Leverage  From Social Media & Avoid The Hype

Presented by Chris Edwards who has many years experience in this field, including being a past ANU representative on the Federal Government Cross Agency Digital Archiving Group and four years as a representative on ATO Small Business Partnership Forum.

You need click on this link to register. Do it now to avoid disappointment!

Gear up at the Cruise Eden Workshop on Tuesday 27th Sept.

The 2016/17 Cruise Eden is fast approaching.

Is our town ready? Is your business ready?

“My business is not a tourism business” – okay, we get that. But if we are to maximise cruise visits (remember – this is up to 2,000 people per day!), we need to build on our reputation as a welcoming community – so every business is a tourism business on cruise days 🙂

This Workshop is for everyone who wants Eden and the surrounding district to benefit as much as possible from this regular influx of visitors.

Come along to the Workshop on Tuesday 27th September from 5:30pm at the Eden Fishermen’s Club.  

See below for Agenda, Workshop Notes and other important information.  (Just click on the name to open the document).

If you have any questions, just email Cruise Eden Co-Ordinator Natalie Godward at: or call her on 02 6495 7031.

Photo courtesy Scott Blanch

Photo courtesy Scott Blanch

Eden Futures Project

We had a very worthwhile presentation at last night’s General Meeting.  Paul Morris, former Principal of Eden High is now a consultant working on a Department of Family & Community Services (FACS) Project in Eden called the ‘Eden Futures Project’.  FACS is working with Bega Valley Shire Council, local schools, community organisations and businesses to support social housing residents and broader communities to create a positive future of social and economic wellbeing in Eden.

The priorities for this work are:

– Engagement and capacity building – Education and employment
– A positive community – A community hub
– Bringing people together – Transport

The first part of this work is the development of an Education, Training and 
Employment Plan for Eden.

YOU’RE INVITED TO A COMMUNITY WORKSHOP on Wednesday 21st September 2016 – 

12.45 – 3pm (light lunch included) OR 5.45 – 8pm (light dinner included) at the RSL Memorial Hall, Calle Calle St, Eden

Come along and share your ideas on the Eden Education, Training and Employment Plan

Please come along to either session, both will be the same.

The Chamber is committed to helping our community lift itself in socio-economic terms and is therefore very committed to helping with this project.

Paul Morris can be contacted on phone 0459422873.

Community Info Session/Update about Wharf Project

Come along to the Eden Fishermen’s Club on Wednesday 6th July 2016 from 5:30pm till 8:00pm to find out the very latest news about the wharf project.

With the recent announcement of an additional $29 million from the State Government, the total project funding is now set at $44 million. This is a very significant injection of funds into our town and will see our Port become one of the busiest in regional Australia.  With this comes economic stimulus and more jobs for young and a little older.

A number of key stakeholders will be in attendance including the Project Manager and team, Port Authority of NSW Representatives, members of the Community Liaison Group, Cruise Eden Co-Ordinator Natalie Godward and members of the Chamber Executive.  Community members are encouraged to ask questions relating to this exciting project of any of these people.

Click on this link to download the flyer:  Eden Community Info Session Invite 6 July


Innovation & Leadership Skills in Business – FREE WORKSHOP

A great opportunity has been offered by NSW Trade & Investment for a chance to participate in an Innovation & Leadership Skills in Business Workshop in Bega on Tuesday 21 June 2016.

It is for individuals who will have a leadership role in promoting innovation within a whole organisation – we have many of these people in our community!


  • It’s FREE!
  • Maximum is only 12 – so register now! (but the course won’t run if they don’t get the min. of 8)
  • You will receive a Statement of Attainment – any training or skills offered for FREE are rare so don’t miss out!

Click on the link below for all the details.

Innovation and Leadership in Business Workshop Flyer – Bega & Moruya


Place Activation Workshop – what does it mean?

An exciting Workshop is planned for Eden on the back of all the new business opportunities currently buzzing around the region. A Place Activation Workshop will be held on Thursday 19th May from 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the RSL Hall in Calle Calle Street, Eden.  Download the flyer here.

Definition:  Place activation is defined as planning for diverse human activity in a place. When planning for new opportunities for a ‘place’ (in this case, Eden), the focus is on ensuring the needs of all potential users are met.  This will provide for the natural, organic and sustainable use of places by people as part of their daily life. In turn having a place full of people will attract more people.


Chamber releases Position Statement on Wharf Development Project

The Eden Chamber of Commerce felt compelled to release a Position Statement in relation to the Wharf Development Project.

It has become obvious to us that there is much confusion about the projects circulating around the community.  As our President and Vice President have been involved with the progress of this vital project for several years and are members of the Community Liaison Group, we have all the most recent information available.

The Project is complex – as expected.  Any infrastructure development in a marine environment is complex.  That is why the Project Team has engaged the most up-to-date specialists in this field throughout.

If anyone has any specific queries in relation to the project, feel free to contact the President, Jenny Robb on 0429 961 047 or email:

In the meantime, please click here to read the Position Statement.

More updates on the Wharf Projects

As things progress with the Eden Wharf Extension and Safe Harbour Projects, representatives from the Dept. of Trade & Investment have kindly printed the very latest information on A3 display sheets.

The prints include:

  • final design options for the wharf extension itself;
  • possible location of the wave attenuator (safe harbour project);
  • latest status of the many licences, permits etc. required for the works;
  • NSW Procurement Steps (for a project of this size) and timing for Gateway Reviews;
  • Overview of the Preliminary and Final Business Case which must be prepared for projects over $10 million in value;
  • various additional funding options that may be considered by NSW Treasury in the June 2016 budget.

This information will be displayed from 5:15pm on Monday 4th April 2016  (and throughout the Chamber General Meeting 5:30pm) in the Captains Table Room at the Eden Fishermen’s Club.  Thereafter the Chamber is seeking to have this information (and any future updates) displayed for the community’s benefit in a vacant window in Imlay Street (to be confirmed).



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