THBOA are those businesses that look to the future of the Tuross
village and wish
to remain informed of any Council initiatives that might have
an affect on how the community and business might benefit.
Our THBOA members share a common voice of informing Council of
its opinions and requirements when required.
THBOA members believe in the mutuality of all Tuross businesses
being there for their own families and for the community and acknowledge
that a collective approach to business in the village is vital
for the lifeblood of the village, their own families and its residents.
What do I get for my annual membership fee?
are represented by the Association when Council chooses
to do something stupid that will effect your viability and
* meetings are only held when there are
important issues to discuss with potenntial to
affect ALL businesses in the village such as Council's
decision to not fund a beach patrol in Tuross for the
summer of 2010/2011 or Council not showing any interest
in dredging the boatramp so that Christmas visitors can
gain access to the lake remembering that fishing is the
major drawcard of visitors to Tuross Head.
such as the above - No Beach patrol and No Lake access
- could see visitors staying away - No visitors equals
NO revenue and that equals HARD Times across the board
for your own business and that of your fellow Tuross buisness
I'm a bricklayer, I'm a painter, I'm a cleaner, I'm a
hairdresser - why should I be a member of the THBOA?
every action made by Council or any other body that impinges
on your right to an income needs to be questioned and
rather than as an individual the Tuross businesses can
collectively say - "NO - this is wrong" via
the far stronger voice of their THBO Association
I HAVEN'T TIME to attend meetings........
don't have to - however as a member of the THBOA when
a meeting is announced
you will be emailed an invite with all the background
reading you need to keep informed.
* you will be emailed the minutes of the meeting to be
informed of what happened.
meeting comes to you via your email - unless you want
to vote on something..... then you will need to attend
- there is this THBOA website with members listed. As
a member you can use the website (for free) as a front
end to promote your own business if you don't have a webpage
already. Your business is also listed in the monthly village
that is required is to email our Secretary with the text
and images and your webpage will magically appear at no
cost with no annual fee.
are informed that as the AGM is held in December members
need to be financial in order to vote and need to be financial
in order to stand so the membership due date has been
set as at November 30th.
encourages business growth and supports loal business
and community needs
promotes Tuross Head as a quality tourist destination
develops marketing, media and publicity opportunities
for Tuross busnesses
provides regular communication of relevent business information
to its members
strives to ensure that the Tuross Head business community
has a voice within local and state politics
strives to ensure that members receive good value for
their annual membership
bit of History of the THBOA
An organisation by the name of the Tuross Head Business Owners
Association was formed several years ago with a view to having
a common voice to represent the interests of business owners in
were a dozen or so meetings of the Association's members, but
interest in the Association languished, probably because of lack
of membership (the membership fee was $100), a lack of interest
in the membership in attending meetings and a lack of burning
issues to form the agenda.
August 2010 it was found that there were a few interested people
around the town who wanted to see the Association resurrected.
over 120 businesses
in Tuross (including home-based businesses) the reformation of
the Association would allow all those in business to speak with
one voice, becoming a force with a greater influence than held
The hottest topic, which was of major concern all Tuross business
owners was (and still is) the likely adverse impact on tourism
to Tuross Head of the Council's continued refusal to fund lifeguards
for Tuross Beach this summer holidays.
The impact of such actions to the town's economy is difficult
to estimate. However, it is believed that the impact of, say just
a 10% decrease in tourists visiting Tuross could be severe.
decision that is made by Council that has any potential impact
on Tuross businesses must be seriously considered and the THBOA
must ensure that the opinion of its members is heard and seriously
considered before ny Council resolution is made.
Consequence of any negative action to business in Tuross
businesses that are already trading close to the line of being
non-viable would be more likely to fail. If any of the businesses
that do a good tourist trade should fail, that would diminish
the sufficiency of the shopping facilities and discourage even
more tourists from making Tuross Head their holiday destination.
would be a snowball effect over time. Less tourists, leading to
less business supplies and services for tourists, leading to less
tourists, and so on. And, a decline in tourism woouldn't just
affect tourism-based businesses, such as a caravan park. There
would be less food sold, less hair to cut, less beer sold, buying
power for local shops will be diminished and there would be less
items on the shelves at higher prices. Locals would then begin
to shop elsewhere accelerating the decline. An exact example of
this happened in recent years and this community can not allow
a situation like that to happen again.
A downturn in tourism would also bring an impact for the building
trades. Owners of holiday homes and tourists who might think about
buying a holiday home in Tuross would become fewer as they looked
elsewhere to invest. Holiday homes for sale would increase. There
would be less demand for new buildings and for renovations of
existing buildings. Real estate sales would eventually decline
as interest in Tuross as a desirable destination with a vibrant
business community diminished.
Property owners could also expect to be impacted by any detrimental
Council decisions that impinge on Tuross tourism opportunities
and potentials. Less tourism means less demand for property and
reduced property values. The only good news is that residents
might save on Council rates.
The business community of Tuross Head needs to
support itself to form a strong and representative voice that
works with and encourages the Eurobodalla Council and Eurobodalla
Tourism to best represent their interests and livelihoods.