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Hunter Business Chamber regularly provides statements and the views of the regional business community on important policy issues. Recent statements are listed below.

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FUNDING TO HELP DRIVE COUNCIL COLLABORATION
17 May 2018
The Hunter Business Chamber has welcomed the NSW government’s declaration of new and Joint Organisations of Councils including the Hunter JO consisting of the 11 local government areas across the region.
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Federal Budget Response from Hunter Business Chamber
09 May 2018
The Hunter Business Chamber believes that while the 2018/19 Federal Budget handed down by Treasurer Scott Morrison provides a solid economic blueprint for the nation, more needs to be done to support business.
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Chamber welcomes release of Deloitte Report
04 May 2018
The Hunter Business Chamber welcomes the report released by Deloitte Access Economics in collaboration with the Port of Newcastle yesterday.
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Chamber welcomes Council’s focus on businesses affected by light rail construction;awaits more detai
02 May 2018
The Hunter Business Chamber has welcomed the positive attention Newcastle City Council is giving businesses impacted by light rail construction in the CBD.

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Chamber welcomes announcement to build new electricity generation plant in the Hunter
27 April 2018
The Hunter Business Chamber has welcomed the announcement by AGL to build a 252 MW gas-fired electricity generation plant in the Hunter Region.

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Critical threshold for National Energy Policy
23 April 2018

The Hunter Business Chamber has echoed the sentiments of the NSW Business Chamber in welcoming the recent commitment of the Australian and State Governments to proceed with the final design of the National Energy Guarantee, but has stressed the importance of finalising arrangements in 2018.
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Businesses under pressure from high operating costs
19 April 2018
Businesses in the Hunter have indicated that energy and operating costs are continuing to have an impact on performance and sentiment, according to results of the latest New South Wales Business Chamber (NSWBC) Business Conditions Survey.

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Chamber welcomes support for a Newcastle container terminal
12 April 2018
The Hunter Business Chamber has said it is about time that a Newcastle container terminal is put on the table as a very real option.
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Hunter plays a key role in State’s Freight and Port Growth
28 March 2018
The Hunter Business Chamber, in a submission to the Draft NSW Freights and Ports Plan has called for greater recognition of the Hunter’s role in the State’s Freight and Port Strategy.
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Matters of imPORTance
22 March 2018
Michael Gallacher is well known in the Hunter Region having served in the O’Farrell government as the Minister for the Hunter and Central Coast. Additionally, as a Member of Parliament, Mike served as the Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations, Ports, Transport, and Police and then as Minister for Police and Emergency Services, and Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council.
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