New support measures for local small businesses announced

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New support measures for local small businesses announced
    COVID-19; Small business

Published 30 July 2021

This week Council agreed to further support measures for local small businesses to help ease the economic burden of COVID-19, building on the $7.9 million support package we provided last year.

The new support measures include:

  • Waiving outdoor dining fees during the lockdown and for two months after outdoor dining resumes.
  • Offering deferral of rental payments for small business commercial tenants of council properties during lockdown and for two months after.
  • Offering deferral of rental payments for community tenants of council properties during lockdown and for one month after.
  • Commercial waste fees and charges will be reduced in line with reduced collection requirements.
  • A new $115,000 grants program, open to businesses and community groups, to help revitalise the community when the lockdown ends.
  • The implementation of new Business Concierge web pages on our website and continuation of the Small Business Newsletters and Economic Data Sharing.
  • We will pay local suppliers within 14 days until the end of the 2021-2022 financial year.

If you are struggling to pay your Council rates, you can contact our Rates Team at rates@woollahra.nsw.gov.au to apply for a payment plan.

We can all do our bit to support our small business community while staying home. Many businesses are offering takeaway, home delivery or online shopping.

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