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COVID-19
Our City. Our Response. City of Mount Gambier continues to review its response to COVID-19 in an effort to protect the community and contain the spread of the virus.
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Commercial Rate Relief

The move is another step in Council’s ‘Our City. Our Response’ COVID-19 strategy that has been rapidly developing since the pandemic began and follows a recent survey conducted by Council to assess how the current circumstances are affecting the local business community.

To be eligible for rate relief businesses must have a land use code of ‘commercial’ as described on the most recent rates notice and be able to meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • A business specified in ‘Emergency Management (Non-Essential Business and Other Activities No 4) (COVID-19) Direction 2020’,
  • Be in receipt of Federal Government JobKeeper payments, or
  • Ability to demonstrate a 30 per cent or greater loss of trade for one month or more due to COVID-19.

As we continue to deliver the multi-pronged plan, Council remain committed to working with our business community through this hardship to keep our people safe and lead us to a strong recovery.

Ratepayers experiencing hardship can contact Council in any of the following ways to confidentially discuss their options: