Bayside Council is expected to adopt its COVID-19 Financial Relief Package this week to support Bayside residents and businesses experiencing hardship during the current COVID-19 lockdown.
The proposed COVID-19 Financial Relief Measures, to be funded by Bayside Council include:
Fees and charges to be waived are: outdoor dining license and footway trading; Library overdue fees; workzone permit fees; DA fees for residential applications with development value less than $100,000.
The estimated cost of the current COVID-19 restrictions on the council's 2021-22 budget is estimated to be approximately $3.6 million.
Forecast estimates of the cost to council are:
Community rants will be funded from a review of the council's Events Program.
The council's report on its its COVID-19 Financial Relief Package sums up:
"In approving the recommendations council just balance the need to provide ongoing support to the community who are impacted b COVID-19 lockdowns with the need to exercise prudent financial management as the duration and severity of this outbreak is unknown and may have long-lasting impacts on council's financial sustainability."
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