Logan City Council – together with the Scenic Rim regional council – are being called on to do more to help struggling businesses during the lockdown.
Woodridge MP and Treasurer Cameron Dick is reaching out to all councils to see how they could help local businesses
“I welcome the Federal Government’s declaration of a hotspot in the 11 local government areas and the assistance to individuals that declaration makes available.
“I’m also calling on all councils in the 11 affected local government areas, and across other impacted parts of Queenslanders, to implement their own assistance measures for affected businesses.
”This could include Councils contributing to supporting business cash flows and viability through the waiving of rates, fees and charges paid by small businesses, or by providing a co-contribution towards the Queensland Government’s business support grant program.”
Minister for Minister for Employment and Small Business Di Farmer said that she knew how challenging the global pandemic had been for small business.
“We are living through some incredibly challenging times, and I want to acknowledge and thank small businesses for all they have done,” Minister Farmer said.