SUPPORT... Barunga West Council councillor Georgie Simmons has put forward a motion to support ratepayers under genuine financial hardship. SUPPORT... Barunga West Council councillor Georgie Simmons has put forward a motion to support ratepayers under genuine financial hardship.

BWC supports people under financial hardship

BARUNGA West Council will change its rates and rebate policy to help ratepayers under financial hardship.

At council’s May 8 meeting, councillor Georgie Simmons moved ratepayers with genuine proven financial hardship have the option to pay outstanding rates through regular instalments without any added fees or costs.

To qualify, ratepayers must make an application in writing which will then be assessed and approved on a case-by-case basis by the CEO.

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