The Nationals in Government have heeded calls by Tweed hospitality and tourism businesses and extended the deadline for people to use their Dine & Discover vouchers by one month until 31 July, according to Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest.

Under the scheme, each NSW adult is entitled to four $25 vouchers, two dining ones to spend at participating eating venues and two discover vouchers to be spent at participating attractions like clubs, museums, concerts and other attractions.

“This scheme has been particularly successful in the Tweed because it has given local businesses a cross border edge and an incentive for our many seniors to get out and visit COVID-safe venues.”

This extension will ensure everyone has a chance to use all four of their vouchers, which I’m sure will be particularly handy in the school holidays.” Mr Provest said.

Every adult in NSW is eligible for four $25 vouchers worth $100 in total, to spend across the 14,000 participating businesses.

The latest data shows more than 4.23 million people have downloaded the vouchers since the initiative was launched just three months ago and more than $100 million has been spent with registered businesses in regional NSW alone.

NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet said the stimulus had proved popular and played a valuable role supporting businesses as well as reviving consumer confidence.

“This is helping to fire-up our economy. It’s not just boosting revenue for businesses, it’s bringing a fresh clientele through their doors eager to try a new eatery or exciting activity,” Mr Perrottet said.

“It’s not too late for businesses to register and customers are encouraged to sign up and spend their vouchers before they expire on July 31, 2021,” he added.