Deniliquin Pastoral Times

Iain talks biz

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Hi Deniliquin­ers (I am not sure if this is what we call ourselves!) – it’s Iain here from the Deniliquin Business Chamber and owner (along with my beautiful wife, Debi) of the Deni Golf Resort.

I’m hosting this month’s Deniliquin Business Chamber Chat. Each month, our committee members will rotate writing this update, to introduce themselves and keep you abreast of Chamber activities. I was the fortunate first to be ‘voluntold’ to do this edition at our last meeting.

Debi and I are newcomers to Deni, buying the Golf Resort in August 2020, smack bang in the middle of the pandemic. Like many other local businesses, we know the impact COVID had on our town and business.

We’re originally from South Africa and moved to Sydney in 2007. It was daunting at the time to uproot everything and resettle in our middle-age.

Rather than the hustle and bustle of the city, we wanted a rural lifestyle and Deni was a no-brainer for us – we love the bush, camping, 4x4ing and nature in general, and we’ve felt welcome in Deni since day one.

It’s great to see the town come back to life now that COVID restrictio­ns have eased, and the past month has been testament to this with so much on.

Living at the Deni Golf Resort, we had front row seats at the recent Ross Wilson concert. What a fantastic spectacle!

The intermitte­nt rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the bumper crowd who enjoyed one of Australia's Kings of Rock.

Easter also proved to be the busiest we’ve experience­d over the past two years, and it was wonderful to see so many businesses open and visitors spending their tourism dollars here.

The vibrant buzz in town was tremendous Deniliquin is back as THE place to be!

On another note, the Deni Business Chamber, along with other local representa­tives, recently provided feedback into the developmen­t of the new Destinatio­n Management Plan.

This feedback is vital to ensure that Deniliquin's unique location and attraction­s are recognised and incorporat­ed into state tourism plans.

Chamber representa­tives also met last week with The Hon. Sussan Ley (Member for Farrer) to discuss the challenges and opportunit­ies facing local business.

It was good to be able to provide feedback that will be carried forward to a higher level within our government.

On a final note – the Deniliquin Business Chamber phone books are printed and available to buy for just $5.

These little nuggets of informatio­nal gold are available from the Visitor Informatio­n Centre, Deniliquin Pastoral Times and Deniliquin Nextra Newsagency and Bookstore.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with everything Deni Business (and fun too!).

Feel free to call into the Deni Golf Resort and say hi!

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