Skip to main content

Council's COVID-19 care package

Council's COVID-19 Care Package

Sign up to receive Community
Emergency Updates

Subscribe

To help Tweed residents and businesses Council has launched a COVID-19 Care Package offering more than $600,000 in support to take care of Tweed.

The following COVID-19 Care Package measures were adopted at the Council Meeting on 2 April and 21 May 2020.

Assistance for Tweed businesses affected by COVID-19

Airfield lease

Rebate of annual airfield lease for commercial businesses directly affected by COVID-19 aviation downturn at the Murwillumbah Airfield for 2020. (est. $30,000).

If this applies to you, Council will be in touch.

Cattle sale yards

50% reduction for cattle saleyards for 2020 (est. $5,000).

If this applies to you, Council will be in touch.

Council car park Murwillumbah

Waiving the parking cost at the Council-owned carpark in Murwillumbah for six months commencing 3 April 2020 (est. $13,000).

If you have paid in advance for parking, Council will be in touch.

Council facility and equipment booking and license fees

Waiving/refunding booking/licence fees for Council facility, venue or park for 2020 (est. $100,000).

If this applies to you, Council will be in touch.

Development application fees

Waiver of development application fees relating to the COVID-19 emergency for 12 months commencing 3 April 2020 (est. $20,000).

If this applies to you, Council will be in touch.

Food businesses fees

For a period of 12 months, effective 3 April 2020, the food business annual administration charge has been reduced by 25%.

Businesses that have been charged the full fee on or after 3 April 2020 will receive a credit/refund for 25%.

If a business would like their refund straight away, or if you have any enquiries, please email tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au with "Food Business fees" as the subject line.

Outdoor dining

Waiver/rebate of all outdoor dining fees for 12 months (est. $90,000).

If this applies to you, Council will be in touch.

Rate instalments for residents and businesses

Deferral of two quarters (Q4 2019/2020 and Q1 2020/2021) of rate instalments on application for residents and businesses that can demonstrate that have been negatively financially impacted by COVID-19. The deferral will attract zero interest and will be repayable over a two-year period from Quarter 2, 2020/2021. (estimated cost to Council $205,000)

Apply for rates deferral

Sports clubs and not-for-profits

Pause/deferment on payments on Council loans for six months for all not-for-profit and sporting clubs commencing 3 April 2020.

If this applies to you, Council will be in touch.

Tweed Marina

Waiving licensing fees at the Tweed Marina for 2020 (est. $138,000).

If this applies to you, Council will be in touch.

Visitor Information Centres

80% rent reduction for Visitor Information Centres for the duration of the pandemic (est. $32,000).