Council resolved that three years’ rates - 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22, will be waived for all properties where the main dwelling has been destroyed or is assessed as needing demolition as a result of the 2019-20 bushfires.
For years 2020-21 and 2021-22, the waiver applies until the date that the property is sold, transferred to new owners, or a new dwelling is rebuilt on the land, whichever comes first.
All properties classified as commercial/industrial will receive a rate rebate, as a percentage reduction, for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 rating years. The rate rebate will not apply to telecommunication, gas and electricity infrastructure and vacant land properties. It excludes any municipal or waste charge.