Dine NSW and Discover NSW vouchers have to be used by June 30.
State MP Janelle Saffin has asked Treasurer Matt Kean for a 12-month extension to the time period the vouchers can be spent in flood affected areas in the Northern Rivers.
“Locals have not been able to spend their vouchers in the months since the catastrophic flooding events which decimated our communities and our businesses,” Ms Saffin said.
“It would be fantastic if the NSW Government extended the opportunity for locals to take advantage of the vouchers.
“Many local hospitality businesses have approached me asking for Dine NSW and Discover NSW vouchers to be extended to encourage locals to spend in our cafes, restaurants, entertainment venues, pubs and clubs.
Ms Saffin suggested the voucher extension covers the Richmond Valley, Kyogle, Lismore City, Tweed Shire, Tenterfield, Ballina, Byron Shire and Clarence Valley LGAs.
“A time extension would really help drive our recovery as more businesses take steps to reopen and trade during the next financial year,” Ms Saffin said.