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Rate relief decision for Lismore residents

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At Tuesday’s Lismore City Council meeting, Mayor Steve Krieg promised to make an announcement to residents about the Council rates – late yesterday a media release was sent out saying that Council understands the devastating physical, emotional and financial impact the flood disaster has had on members for our community.

Council’s General Manager John Walker said to help ease the financial pressure, the Council will consider relief measures at its next Ordinary Meeting in April, including rate relief.

Mr Walker said Council is working with the State Government to determine the level of financial support that will allow them to offer ratepayers relief. ‘We will be able to determine how and what level of relief will be made available shortly.

‘The community can rest assured that Council has argued very strongly to the State Government that financial relief for households is critically important to our community as we rebuild our lives and our city.

‘The State Government understood this and has agreed to help.

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Mr Walker said that Council had recently resumed reading water meters in non-flood affected areas only. ‘Once again, I would like to assure the community that we will not send out water bills until we can announce our full package.’

Council thanks the community for their patience and understanding as they work through these issues.


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