Council has committed to an immediate relief and support package worth $2 million, and work is underway to develop a further recovery and stimulus package worth up to $2.5 million.
Our immediate relief and support package acknowledges that many residents and local businesses have experienced a significant financial impact as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Many people are in circumstances they could not have anticipated.
We don’t want to add to their burden, so there are a range of measures to directly assist community groups, businesses and residents.
Mayor Cr Sharon Ellis said, “When restrictions are lifted, we want our sporting clubs, community organisations and local businesses to be ready to resume their usual vibrant community and economic activities.
We’re stronger when we work together, for the benefit of the whole community.”
Read the full media release about the Relief and Support package and Council’s Proposed 2020/21 budget.