Media release

A fairer, simpler fire services property levy to keep us safe

The Fire Services Property Levy rate will be reduced on residential properties across the state as part of an overhaul that will make the charge simpler and more consistent - and reflect the establishment of Fire Rescue Victoria. Initiative: Freeze the Fire Services Property Levy...
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McGowan Government exercises new powers to help ratepayers

The Minister for Local Government has exercised his new powers under the Local Government Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Act 2020. Initiative: Residential ratepayers suffering financial hardship will not be charged interest on overdue rates
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20-12 Modification of statutory requirements in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Regulations have been made under section 747B of the Local Government Act 1993 to temporarily modify the application of the Act in response to the COVID‑19 pandemic. Initiative: Allow councils to delay first quarterly rates notice for 2020/21
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Unprecedented new social and economic support package released

The Social and Economic Support Package we have announced today is unprecedented in the history our state in both size, and breadth. Initiative: Social and Economic Support Packages Initiative: Freeze payment of the Community Fire levy next financial year Initiative: Increase pool of available houses...
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Initial economic survival package to support Territory economy

The ACT Government has announced an economic survival package as the first phase in our plan to protect as many jobs as possible and support Canberra households and businesses. Initiative: Rebates of $150 on residential rates Initiative: Rebate for residential utilities