Receivers roll into car dealership
SPECULATION is rife one of Nambucca Shire's oldest businesses, Eastland Holden at Macksville, has closed its doors permanently.
According to a number of local sources, 17 staff lost their jobs when receivers arrived at the Cooper Street premises on Tuesday afternoon.
Macksville Chamber of Commerce secretary Janine Reed said the loss of so many local jobs was devastating.
“It is a sad day for the town,” Ms Reed said.
“We are hopeful something will be retrieved from the situation, but it is not looking good.
“We feel for the proprietors and the staff.”
She said small businesses in the area were really doing it tough and every job was precious.
“Macksville businesses are really battling at the moment – there are so many competitors in Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.”