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Financial Hardship Arrangements

Assistance available includes:

  • Support for owner occupied and rental residential property owners.
  • Waiving interest and ceasing recovery action when a ratepayer enters into and maintains a payment arrangement.
  • In the instance a payment arrangement is not possible, the ability to apply for a 3-month deferral

Apply for Financial Hardship Residential 

In addition to City of Palmerston’s existing policy, Council has implemented a Public Benefit Concession Policy for Commercial Ratepayers FIN17a in consultation with the Department of Local Government, Housing and Community Development. This policy outlines rate relief support in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

Assistance available includes: 

  • Support for all commercial property owners to align with the Northern Territory Government Hardship Register.
  • Partial rates relief in the form of a grant to those who have already paid rates in 2019/20.
  • Waiving interest and ceasing recovery action when a ratepayer enters into and maintains a payment arrangement.
  • Provide partial rates relief in the form of the qualifying allotments:
    • for ratepayers who have paid their 2019-20 rates in full – a refund in part of rates paid for 2019-20 (issued as a grant from Council to the ratepayer); or 
    • a waiver in part of rates owing for 2019-20 (with any excess rate waiver amount provided as a waiver in part of rates for 2020-21); or
    • a waiver in part of rates for 2020-21.

In addition, for all qualifying allotments, Council will grant a deferment of the obligation to pay rates declared for 2020-21 until 1 January 2021.

Apply for Financial Hardship Commercial