City of Karratha announces $3 million in support

Alexander ScottPilbara News
The City of Karratha’s new deputy mayor Kelly Nunn and re-elected mayor Peter Long.
Camera IconThe City of Karratha’s new deputy mayor Kelly Nunn and re-elected mayor Peter Long. Credit: Alicia Perera

At a special council meeting last night, the City of Karratha passed a motion to introduce support packages for ratepayers, community groups and small businesses in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.

The council passed the $3 million economic stimulus and support initiatives

As part of the packages, the City would defer the collection of rates from all ratepayers excluding schedule ratepayers from August to November, freeze rates and existing City fees and charges in 2020/202.

Further measures include not charging small business tenants of City properties rent for six months.

City of Karratha Mayor Peter Long said Council took supporting ratepayers, community groups and small businesses during the global public health crisis very seriously.

“Like the rest of the world, our community is suffering the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic so Council has taken swift action to offer assistance where possible,” he said.

For more see next weeks Pilbara News.

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