Council

COVID-19 Resilience and Recovery Plan

To respond to the challenge COVID-19 has posed economically, we have introduced a raft of initiatives to help our community and local businesses cope.

Like the rest of Australia and the world, the Darebin community is facing an unprecedented and potentially devastating challenge in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to respond to this challenge, Darebin City Council has introduced a raft of initiatives to help our community and local businesses cope with the negative impacts the pandemic has caused.

COVID-19 Community and Local Business Resilience and Recovery Package

The Community and Local Business Resilience and Recovery Package prioritises assisting people already experiencing disadvantage or are in a state of vulnerability, while also providing immediate and ongoing support to our local businesses.

The $11.8 million package is comprehensive and seeks to complement the existing State and Federal Government policies, agencies and economic stimulus packages by addressing gaps.

COVID-19 Financial Hardship Policy

The Financial Hardship Policy will provide financial relief to individuals and businesses who need assistance. Impacted residents and businesses will be able to enter into a payment plan tailored to their needs. Council will not charge interest on debt from 29 February 2020 to 30 June 2021.