Council fee rebate comes at a good time for farmers

NSW Farmers commends the NSW Government on its delivery of a rebate scheme for NSW and local government fees and charges, following its $500 million commitment in the State Budget last year.

Farm businesses are urged to register for a $1500 rebate, available through Service NSW, which can help cover ongoing costs such as council fees.

NSW Farmers President James Jackson said primary producers should utilise schemes such as this, which are designed to bolster small businesses in the wake of the COVID-induced economic downturn.

“Small businesses with total wages below $1.2 million payroll tax threshold, and a turnover of at least $75,000 a year will be able to claim back council fees and charges,” Mr Jackson said.

“Farmers across the state have faced a series of setbacks, from prolonged drought and bushfires, to a global pandemic and flooding. This rebate has come at a good time for local food and fibre producers.”

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