City of Subiaco - City of Subiaco’s $4M COVID-19 relief package
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City of Subiaco’s $4M COVID-19 relief package
Friday 3 April 2020
 
  • Free parking and relaxed parking compliance to support medical staff and essential staff still working in Subiaco
  • No increase to rates or waste services charges. Council will also look at ways to deliver a rates reduction
  • Urgent meeting of the Business Advisory Committee to formulate immediate and longer term business support
  • Rent relief for tenants of City-owned properties
  • Cutting red tape and waiving fees and charges so that businesses can adapt to the changing environment

The City of Subiaco will roll out an almost $4M COVID-19 response package to support the community in these unprecedented times - with more announcements to follow.

Parking in City-owned car stations will be free until July to support medical staff working at KEMH and QEII Medical centre, as well as essential staff still working from offices in Subiaco.

Parking rangers will not issue tickets to drivers who overstay time-restricted parking. City rangers will focus on maintaining safety and access, like keeping ACROD bays, loading zones and no stopping areas free to support vulnerable members of the community and businesses that continue to operate.

There will be no increase to rates or waste services charges this year and the City will delay issuing rates notices until October to allow struggling households time to recover.

The City will also investigate ways of delivering a rates reduction, as budget preparations get underway.

Fees and charges from many services have been removed, to reduce the impact on ratepayers and we’ve cut red tape for approvals and compliance so that businesses can adapt promptly to the changing environment. 

The City’s Business Advisory Committee will meet urgently to formulate a considered and informed response for immediate and longer term support of our local businesses and economy. The committee is made up of experienced business professionals, commercial landowners and business representatives.

A rent relief package will be offered to City tenants, to support the most vulnerable social and commercial tenants.
This relief package provides practical and real assistance to ratepayers, community organisations and local businesses, to support Subiaco now and during the recovery phase.

The above measures are the City's initial COVID-19 response with further measures expected to be announced.