Banyule Invests $10.5 Million in COVID-19 Recovery Funding

Banyule City Council invests $10.5 million in COVID-19 Recovery Fund to support ratepayers, community groups, businesses and disadvantaged

Banyule Invests $10.5 Million in COVID-19 Recovery Funding

Posted by: Charles Pakana
Posted: 21 August 2020
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Click on the play button above to listen to the full interview

During these difficult times, many local governments across Victoria are delivering substantial COVID-19 Recovery Fund to support their communities and help protect local economy.

Mayor of Banyule City Council, Councillor Alison Champion, spoke to Connection Matters Radio (CMR) about her Council’s recovering fund valued at $10.5 million.

“One key support activity is our business grants,” Cr Champion said.

Along with specific grants, the Council introduced a raft of support measures for local businesses, encompassing:

  • Refund Street trader permit fees (April – June 2020)
  • Waive street trading permits – 12 months
  • Provide rent relief – 6 months
  • Waive Heath Act registration fees – 12 months
  • Provide additional funding – special rates scheme – paying business contributions for 6 months
  • Support community driven assistance
  • Access to counselling – offer EAP Program
  • Provide training and support
  • Business grants
  • Increase marketing support

Support for Community Groups

“With our community groups, we’ve focused on some of our key community providers,” Cr Champion told CMR.

“Foodshare, Banyule Support Information Centre (BANSIC), the Diamond Valley Community Support and also our Neighbourhood Houses…they’re the main supporters of our community that we’ve covered.”

…more in the interview (above)

 

For more information

Click here for the Banyule City Council COVID-19 Support Page

Call Banyule City Council on (03) 9490 4222

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