Policy & Advocacy

Advocacy Goals

One of the goals of the Balmain Rozelle Chamber of Commerce is to act as a single voice for local businesses to represent their collective views to all levels of government, industry and the community. The folloiwj g gives an overview of the type of issues we are concerned with.
  • Rozelle Village development
  • White Bay redevelopment
  • Callan Park
  • Parking and traffic management
  • Public transport, including Sydney Ferries
  • Iron Cove Bridge changes
  • Carrier site redevelopment
Members are invited to share their views in the MEMBERS ONLY section of this website Via our FORUMS. 

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Parking Policy

The Chamber outlined its position on Parking Issues in the Balmain Rozelle area several years ago– we have 5 clear policy statements on the key issues. The Chamber’s position on parking has been revised in response to the changing business conditions over the last twelve months and are a part of an over-all strategy to revitalise our business community.. We are pleased see that the Council has acknowledged the Parking Issues and has implemented 30 minutes free parking on the High Streets of Balmain & Rozelle. We will continue to push for our other issues that remain

Please see the Chamber’s policy document here BRCC_Parking_POLICY_2012_-_FINAL.pdf

'High St' Revitalisation Project

This is an important business and community initiative:

In recent years, massive and dramatic changes have been happening in the world economy, these have, also, put shock-waves into our own national and local economy. When you combine that with;

  • web-world revolutions,
  • the explosion of e-commerce , and
  • changing consumer spending patterns,

 the stress on local retail businesses is more than individual business owners can be expected to overcome on their own.