“Push harder than yesterday if you want a different tomorrow.” Anon

This weeks Chamber weekly featured our Chamber Wellness take over – there has been so much talk of COVID, workplace stress and planning in the last fortnight that we wanted to gather our members together, learn more about mental health and wellness in the workplace and showcase how incredibly lucky we are to do business in this community that is surrounded by the ocean, fresh air, heritage spaces and wellness businesses.

Join us for the Fremantle Health & Wellness Festival February 24-26th and sign up for one, or many events that will see us in good stead for the coming challenging months ahead.

In other news this week, we have been working on stronger advocacy around impacts of slow trade following announcements to stay out of our larger venues, community’s hesitancy to be out and about at the moment and the pressure mounting on front line staff around mandatory vaccinations, lack of clarity on process around presentation of false vaccination and excemption certificates and aggression and anti social behaviour towards the staff employed in our community trying to do the right things. These challenges come on top of supply chain restrictions and rising costs from short supply in both labour and provisions. Minister McGurk has kindly accepted a meeting request to work through some ideas for solutions to be taken forward into COVID response considerations with our hospitality and attraction industry leaders.

I have also attached a link to the radio interview I did on ABC last Thursday for reference, just fast forward to 1:46:30

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/perth/programs/breakfast/breakfast/13732696

I know the last couple of weeks have been significantly challenging for you all. We are thinking of you as you all do your best to navigate everything to continue keep Fremantle the amazing destination that it is. We have to continue to support each other and as such I look forward to seeing you embrace the Chamber activities on offer at the end of the month.

Danicia

Read more in the Chamber Weekly here.