Covid-19 rates relief package approved

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Our Elected Members have voted to approve a rates relief package to help soften the financial pain of COVID-19.

Many of our hard-pressed households and businesses need some breathing space at this unprecedented time. Top points are:

  • We want you to know that there will be no late penalties until 1 July if you can’t pay your May rates bill now.
  • If it’s likely you’ll still be in difficulty then, you can ask for a rates holiday for six months or for a year, with low-interest repayments.
  • Conditions will apply, including independent verification that your income has fallen due to COVID-19.

This package could result in NPDC increasing borrowing by about $8million over the next 12 months which we’ll be carefully monitoring. 

This is the first step in our Get Us Back on Our Feet Plan which will see us working with the Government and other partners to kickstart our economy when the lockdown lifts.

We’ll have more details soon 

View the Covid-19 Rates Relief Policy (PDF)