Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner has announced Brisbane City Council will waive all charges, rents, levies and permit fees effective immediately for all businesses as they face economic hardship caused by coronavirus impacts.
Lease fees for community organisations will also be waived.
The $7.9 million business relief package will apply to businesses and council lessees who will have a range of fees and charges waived for the next three months.
“This is about protecting jobs and community organisations, not just the livelihood of business owners,” Cr Schrinner said.
“We will reassess the policy once we know the true impacts on the Brisbane economy and workforce after 30 June. Also, anyone who has just paid any one of the fees since 1 March will be given special dispensation.”