Rate Relief Package announced

24th April 2020
In response to the impacts of COVID-19, Council has decided that there will be no increase to general council-set rates and charges for the 2020/21 financial year.We have also implemented several immediate measures: Ratepayers can arrange to pay their rates weekly, fortnightly or monthly based on an amount that suits their budget (please complete a Payment Plan for Rates form) Ratepayers can apply to postpone the payment of rates for 6 months (between 1 March and 1 September 2020), without having to pay any fines or interest (please complete a Hardship - COVID19 form) Ratepayers who are experiencing financial difficulty due to loss of income can apply for a part or complete waiver of general rates (between 1 March and 1 September 2020) (please complete a Hardship - COVID19 form)

COUNCIL’S COVID-19 RATE RELIEF PACKAGE INFORMATION

While we understand that for some ratepayers it will be business as usual, Council is concerned about the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our local economy, local businesses and those people who have lost their jobs.

In response to the impacts of COVID-19, Council has decided that there will be no increase to general council-set rates and charges for the 2020/21 financial year.

We have also implemented several immediate measures:

  • Ratepayers can arrange to pay their rates weekly, fortnightly or monthly based on an amount that suits their budget (please complete a Payment Plan for Rates form)
  • Ratepayers can apply to postpone the payment of rates for 6 months (between 1 March and 1 September 2020), without having to pay any fines or interest (please complete a Hardship - COVID19 form)
  • Ratepayers who are experiencing financial difficulty due to loss of income can apply for a part or complete waiver of general rates (between 1 March and 1 September 2020) (please complete a Hardship - COVID19 form)

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