Covid-19 Information and Updates

As of 30th March, Council offices are closed to the general public. Although we are no longer doing face to face we can still assist you on phone, email, by post or if you drop a letter in our new post box outside the Queenstown office.

Events around Covid-19 are unfolding rapidly. Each day we will provide updates on where to access best government information around the pandemic, effects on Council services and community and information on economic support and operating local businesses. Please stay safe, practice social distancing and good hygiene.

Information on Health, Restrictions & Council Operations

Information about Economic Support & Rates

Information on Local Business Operations

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Community Assistance Program

As part of its Financial & In-Kind Assistance Policy, Council offers a Community Assistance Program.

Previously termed 'Gifts and Donations' this program generally provides allocations to:

  • services, clubs and organisations that are voluntary, not for profit and have a community focus; or
  • recognise and support young people in individual academic, civic or sporting achievements, such as school awards, bursaries etc

Each year Council dedicates $10,000 to this program.

Advertising for this program occurs in April and May each year, with Council considering all applications annually at the next possible meeting of Council.