Council seeks more state and federal covid-19 support for ratepayers

THE Rural City of Wangaratta Council is one of group of North East councils to advocate at a state and federal level to ensure ratepayers who have lost their jobs or income are considered in support packages. 

Rural city Mayor Cr Dean Rees said council, through the Hume Region Councils, has written to both the state and federal treasurers asking for one off funding to allow council to provide financial relief, as well as the bringing forward of Financial Assistance Grants. 

“The Covid-19 pandemic has required council to spend additional funds in order to innovatively continue to provide our services to the community,” Cr Rees said.  

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