Isaac Regional Council Mayor, Cr Anne Baker said this pandemic will impact everyone in our community and it’s important we are agile and adapting to an ever-changing situation.
“Not for profits and those suffering financial hardship will benefit from the measures adopted today, with further measures to be reviewed in the coming months as the situation continues to evolve, Mayor Baker said.
“In addition to supporting the members facing hardship and not-for-profit organisations, we adopted our Pandemic and Tactical Response Framework to navigate our way through these troubling waters.
“This is the framework to how we address and manage our own business continuity, our disaster management structure, identifying the community support and our business community support.
“We are responding to the situation and implementing our strategies to work through this challenge,
“At a Council special meeting called specifically to consider these items, Council unanimously adopted our Business Support package and our Community Support Packages.
“Council today announced the full support of rates concessions for any not-for-profit organisation, not already receiving 100% relief from their existing rates for the current FY.
“Council also agreed to forgo any interest on outstanding arrears from 11 March for the remainder of the financial year for anybody on a payment arrangement or suffering financial hardship.
Isaac Regional Council is committed to working with all levels of government to support the community through this crisis.
Council is closely monitoring the current COVID-19 pandemic and implementing responses in accordance with Federal and State Government guidelines. It is the intent of Council to take reasonable precaution in a reasonable manner to ensure that the potential and actual risks relating to the transmission of the COVID-19 virus are managed effectively, efficiently and transparently.