Collie agrees to plan to help people get through

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Ailish DelaneySouth Western Times
Collie town centre.
Camera IconCollie town centre. Credit: Nicolette Barbas/South Western Times

Collie Shire Council has implemented a range of measures to help relieve financial pressure on the community.

The council has resolved to freeze any rate increase for the forthcoming financial year, as well as waive interest charges on overdue rates until June 30.

Concessions have been granted to community sporting clubs impacted by the crisis.

Collie shire president Sarah Stanley said the council had a responsibility to do what it could to lesson the impact of COVID-19 on the community.

“We know these next few months will be extremely challenging for our community, particularly for local businesses,” Cr Stanley said.

“It will take some time to work through what changes are required and what support we are able to provide, balanced with the requirement to keep our costs as low as possible in order to deliver a zero-rate increase budget next financial year.

“In the meantime, follow government advice, stay at home whenever possible, and be kind to each other.”

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