COVID-19 support for business

Business support packages

To assist with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Council has approved three Business Support packages.

  • An initial package in March 2020 injected $2.3 million in rental and fee relief
  • An update in October 2020 put another $0.5 million into the local economy.
  • A third package was approved in August 2021 for another $0.5m to assist businesses through the latest lockdown

The current direct support for business is:

  • Fee waivers (non critical for health and safety) - Charging has stopped for any business that normally pays a fee to council for environmental health inspection fees, fire safety fees, footway dining and advertising fees, and car sharing parking permits
  • Penalties – higher levels of discretion relating to enforcement of some infringements
  • Promotion – Find the latest business support from the NSW Government, access the Councils Grants for the Community as a source for COVID/emergency adaptation both in the community and economic areas

Keep up to date with the latest COVID-19 updates from NSW Health.

Grants and financial assistance

Council’s free Grant Finder service provides a comprehensive list of available grant and funding opportunities.

COVID safe industry plans

COVID-19 safety plans are comprehensive checklists designed by NSW Health and approved by the Chief Health Officer. The plans provide clear directions on how businesses and organisations should fulfil their obligations under Public Health Orders to minimise risk of transmission of COVID-19 on their premises.

Other government support

A range of support is provided to businesses by both the NSW Government and the Australian Government.

NSW Government

Australian Government

Mental health support

If you are struggling with your mental health, please contact: