In April, Council announced a $2m relief package, which allows support for rate payers needing extra time and provides rental and utilities relief to some Council tenants.
In addition, Council approved a $2.5 million Recovery and Stimulus package as part of its 2020/2021 budget. It will provide direct support to local businesses, sporting and community organisations to assist them to recover and get back to usual activities.
Council’s 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.
There are a range of measures outlined below to directly assist community groups, businesses and residents.