Locals supporting Locals

COVID Bulletin

This page is designed to acknowl­edge busi­ness­es and indi­vid­u­als doing great things to sup­port the com­mu­ni­ty dur­ing this time of need. The con­tent on this page is con­tin­u­al­ly evolv­ing and we encour­age you to check back for updates.

Com­mu­ni­ty Initiatives 

Keep it Local NT is a plat­form to help pro­mote local busi­ness­es and their new ways of oper­at­ing while help­ing to keep cus­tomers informed and encour­age locals to sup­port locals. We want to see our local busi­ness­es are there on the oth­er side of this pan­dem­ic and every dol­lar spent in a local busi­ness is one step clos­er to mak­ing sure this is achieved. 

Alice Springs Take­away Page a group for local take­away busi­ness­es to share all things take­away related. 

Pay it For­ward a we have seen a num­ber of our local busi­ness­es going above and beyond to pay it for­ward with­in our com­mu­ni­ty. From pro­vid­ing free meals to essen­tial work­ers to 100% rent relief, the sup­port has been wide spread. 

As a mem­ber of the com­mu­ni­ty if you are in a posi­tion to pay it for­ward by pur­chas­ing either a cof­fee or a meal at par­tic­i­pat­ing cafes that can be placed on a board this not only helps to keep the doors open for a local busi­ness but also can help a vul­ner­a­ble per­son dur­ing a time of need. 

If your busi­ness is par­tic­i­pat­ing in a pay it for­ward ini­tia­tive send us an email to astc@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au to list your busi­ness here. 

Com­mu­ni­ty Acknowledgments

The Alice Springs Town Coun­cil wish­es to acknowl­edge some of the gen­er­ous acts we have seen with­in our local community:

  • Grill Me Crazy cel­e­brat­ed their first year of busi­ness by vol­un­teer­ing to cook up free meals for essen­tial workers
  • Flavours of India have been gen­er­ous­ly donat­ing veg­e­tar­i­an meals to senior cit­i­zens in our com­mu­ni­ty who are in isolation
  • Exo­tiq Fur­ni­ture & Home­wares are offer­ing free cof­fee to essen­tial services
  • Water­tank Café gave out well over 100 meals from their pay it for­ward board
  • Yeperenye Shop­ping Cen­tre has giv­en 100% rent relief to strug­gling spe­cial­ty stores in the cen­tre for a six-month period.

If your busi­ness is assist­ing the com­mu­ni­ty send us an email to astc@​astc.​nt.​gov.​au to list your busi­ness here. 

Com­mu­ni­ty Support

Dur­ing times of cri­sis or emer­gency, it is the vul­ner­a­ble mem­bers of our com­mu­ni­ty who are often most impact­ed, includ­ing the elder­ly and peo­ple with disabilities.

Coun­cil is ask­ing all mem­bers of the Alice Springs com­mu­ni­ty to check in on any­one who is liv­ing alone, is elder­ly or who has spe­cial needs. It is everyone’s respon­si­bil­i­ty to make sure vul­ner­a­ble neigh­bours, friends and fam­i­ly are well tak­en care of until the imme­di­ate threat passes.

Mutal Aid  is a com­mu­ni­ty sup­port ini­tia­tive aim­ing to assist peo­ple who are cur­rent­ly self-iso­lat­ing or need extra assis­tance dur­ing this time. Reg­is­ter here for sup­port or vol­un­teer to help your community.

Alice Springs Real Estate are offer­ing assis­tance with small errands, gro­cery col­lec­tion, Aus­tralia Post items, have a chat and online sup­port. 
Con­tact Drew Hen­driks 0458 739 469 OR Toni Rowan 0403 201 653 for fur­ther information

Cham­ber of Com­merce North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry are offer­ing small busi­ness sup­port to busi­ness­es impact­ed by COVID-19. Vis­it the their web­site for fur­ther infor­ma­tion or call the Job Res­cue and Recov­ery Assis­tance Line: 08 8982 8188

Oth­er Key Resources

Coun­cil reminds all com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers to stay up to date with offi­cial and accu­rate sources: