WHETHER YOU'RE CRAVING your favourite pub feed, or can't wait to catch the latest block buster on the big screen, these dreams are set to become even easier for Tamworth locals this summer.
The announcement of additional $25 'Dine and Discover' vouchers for NSW residents has local businesses smiling and eager to welcome back their valued customers.
Owner of Tamworth's Forum 6 Cinema, Grant Lee, was excited to see the vouchers make a come back, given the success that the first round, released in March this year, had for the business.
"The first lot of vouchers were a huge success for us and people loved using them," he said.
"It was our number one thing. It was more vouchers than anything else."
Mr Lee said the vouchers were a perfect way to get people back enjoying the things they love after what had been an extremely difficult time.
"To get back to some type of normality will be very good."
The additional vouchers will be made available in December, which Mr Lee said came at a perfect time with Christmas holidays right around the corner.
"It will be so interesting to see people coming out and enjoying a movie on the government," he said.
It's hoped the fresh round of vouchers (one Dine, one Discover) will boost customer spending, and help businesses get back on their feet as part of the government's economic recovery strategy.
The government's decision to extend the vouchers was also well received by Williamsburg Director Luke Fielding who, like Mr Lee, was thrilled to see their return.
"We're in a very uncertain few months. I know a lot of people are nervous, so I think it's extremely good news," he said.
Mr Fielding said the vouchers played a huge part in getting back to business for the local burger joint earlier this year.
"It was a huge boost at a time when we really needed it," he said.
"It gave confidence in the community to get out and support businesses."
Tamworth Business Chamber president, Stephanie Cameron said the vouchers would be a huge benefit for the local economy and encouraged business and customers to sign up.
"There's nothing to lose," she said.
For more information visit the nsw.gov.au website.
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