The Hunter Business Chamber will be hosting their regular Infrastructure lunch this month, focusing on how the business community can rebuild after the April storms.
Hunter Business Chamber CEO, Kristen Keegan, said that the April 2015 storms shocked and devastated many across the Hunter and Central Coast regions.
“The tragic loss of life and extent of the damage was overwhelming for our community,” Kristen said.
“The task of rebuilding essential services and vital infrastructure was enormous and work is still continuing.”
The lunch will cover:
- What does it take to recover from a natural disaster like this?
- How did the various entities rebuild and communicate?
These topics and more will be discussed by an expert panel who will explore all facets of the recovery process:
- Brigadier Darren Naumann (retired), Regional Recovery Committee Coordinator
- Scott Chapman, General Manager Asset Delivery, ARTC
- Greg Skinner, Distribution Manager – Newcastle, Ausgrid
- Clint Thomson, Manager System Operations,Hunter Water Corporation
- David Evans, General Manager, Maitland City Council and Chair GMAC, Hunter Councils
- Stuart Smith, Director Assurance, Telstra Business
- When | Friday 26 June
- Time | 12noon for 12.30pm to 2pm
- Where | Winsor Terrace, Souths Newcastle, 46 Llewellyn Street, Merewether
- RSVP | click here or call 02 4969 9600
Image | Grahamstown Dam spilling
Business Hunter is the new name for the organisation formerly known as the Hunter Business Chamber. We are the largest regional peak business group in Australia, representing members across all business and industry sectors. Business Hunter is a not-for-profit member organisation dedicated to connecting people in business with what they need to succeed.
We have been the voice of business in the Hunter since 1886. Our members are part of a network of more than 2,500 businesses across the region. That network includes members of 20 aligned local chambers across 10 local government areas, stretching from the Mid North Coast to Lake Macquarie and inland to Scone. From main-street retailers to ASX 100 corporates, our member businesses power Australia's strongest regional economy.
The name Business Hunter was adopted in February 2020 to better reflect the vibrant and diverse businesses the organisation represents. The new name also aligns with our affiliates Business NSW and Business Australia.
Business Hunter has been through a number of name changes; what has never changed is our commitment to helping our members do business better, to drive growth and prosperity in the Hunter region.