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Council support for residents

Local residents can apply to have the interest waived on their third quarter (Jan-March 2020) rates notice. To apply please complete and submit this form.

The third quarter rates instalment was due on 29 February 2020. If this instalment has not been paid and you require assistance, please contact Council to access Council's Financial Hardship arrangements. Email service@lanecove.nsw.gov.au or phone 9911 3555.


Council support for local businesses

Council is supporting local businesses by:

- Granting rental relief to all commercial Council tenants, including those with footpath dining.

- Encouraging other landlords to provide rent relief.

- Providing local businesses with access to a Business Crisis Management online training program including ongoing support for Lane Cove business owners. The course will be delivered by Grant Hartley from Brand Local and is designed to provide business owners with "simple and effective solutions that they can execute quickly at low to no cost". More information on timing of the course will be released soon. To register your interest, please email service@lanecove.nsw.gov.au.

 

Federal Government support

The Federal Government is providing a range of measures to address the global health crisis related to Coronavirus COVID-19.

On 22 March 2020, the Government announced it will provide a temporary Coronavirus Supplement of $550 a fortnight to new and existing income support recipients from 27 April 2020 for six months. People will receive their usual payment plus $550 each fortnight for the six month period. For more information and to check eligibility, please visit the Department of Social Services (DSS) website.

The Treasury has also outlined its economic response to COVID-19. Please follow the below links for more information.  

Residents may also find the following DSS links useful:  

Please visit the Department of Health's webpage for general health information on Coronavirus COVID-19.

For Council updates on COVID-19, please visit Council’s Latest News.