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Ballina Business Package Ballina Shire Council has announced a business package to support local business and residents during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

The package includes:

  • Interest rate on overdue rates and charges – The current rate is 7.5% and will decrease this rate to zero for the period from 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2021, a period of 15 months 
  • Community Facility Hire Fees – refund of bookings 
  • Flat Rock Tent Park – refund of bookings 
  • Northern Rivers Community Gallery – three month fee waiver for exhibition and Ignite Studio Tenants 
  • Commercial Use of Footpaths – no fees for a period of 15 months from 1 April to 30 June 2021 to allow businesses to re-establish when they open 
  • Community Groups – tenancy rental relief for Lennox Head Community Sports for 15 months
  • Commercial Surf Schools – 50% waiver on annual licence fees for 2020/21 
  • Parking Fines - focus on education and information for the period to 30 June 2020, with fines only issued for safety, health and disability access reasons 
  • Health Inspections (food, skin penetration etc) and Public Pool Inspections – waive registration and inspection fees for the period 1 April 2020 to 30 September 2020 
  • Market Fees, including Farmers Market – waive fees for period 1 April to 30 September 
  • Ferry Casual Fees – Casual fees for the Burns Point Ferry have been waived until 30 June 2020.
  • Commercial Tenants – provide significant rental relief for our commercial tenants in the Wigmore Arcade and other Council-owned facilities. 
  • Ballina Byron Gateway Airport – provide significant rental relief for the operators in the airport

For further information contact Ballina Shire Council on 1300 864 444.

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