Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus relief package

At the Ordinary meeting of Council on 24 March 2020, Council endorsed a package of relief measures to support residents and businesses affected by the Coronavirus emergency.

The package includes:

  • A moratorium on interest for outstanding rates and charges.
  • Refund all fees related to event permits and venue bookings.
  • Defer fees and charges for sporting clubs and associations.
  • Extend all dog registrations by six months.
  • Extend licences and permits for regulated premises by six months at no charge.
  • Provide rent relief initially to 30 September 2020 for Council-owned commercial tourism and retail shop leases.
  • Parking restrictions won’t be enforced.
  • Waive all airport-related fees for commercial aircraft.
  • Extend food licences by six months.
  • Extend the time on trade waste licensing by six months (ie: trade waste fees and charges will be waived for six months)
  • Assistance for sporting clubs and community organisations through a grants program.

Council has also established an Economic Recovery Group comprising representatives from the local community, industry and agencies to plan and lead the recovery of our local economy.

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