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Rate Relief in the East

Rate Relief in the East

Ratepayers in East Gippsland will benefit from a bushfire relief initiative.

People in East Gippsland impacted by the bushfires are in line to receive some financial relief.

East Gippsland Shire Council will be providing additional rate relief to two groups of ratepayers - bushfire impacted property owners and commercial/industrial properties.

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Council resolved that three years’ rates - 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22, will be waived for all properties where the main dwelling has been destroyed or is assessed as needing demolition as a result of the 2019-20 bushfires.

For years 2020-21 and 2021-22, the waiver applies until the date that the property is sold, transferred to new owners, or a new dwelling is rebuilt on the land, whichever comes first.

All properties classified as commercial/industrial will receive a rate rebate, as a percentage reduction, for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 rating years. The rate rebate will not apply to telecommunication, gas and electricity infrastructure and vacant land properties. It excludes any municipal or waste charge.

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