Council Votes On COVID-19 Local Preference Policy

Post date: May 22, 2020 12:54:27 AM

Mid-Western Regional Council voted to accept the Interim COVID-19 Local Preference Policy and the COVID-19 Financial Assistance Policy when they met on Wednesday night.

These policies will see council use a “buy Local” culture when doing business, giving local suppliers and business a higher rating when being compared to other tenders & quotations.

While the COVID-19 Financial Assistance Policy would provide a streamlined process to allow rate payers having difficulty paying their rates to apply for an extension to pay up until 30 September 2020 and waive any interest charges that would normally accrue on outstanding payments, along with a range of other measures.

Both policies will now go on public display for comment for 14 days.