Mayor Mark Jamieson has released a statement today outlining a business support package which includes provisions for the Sunshine Coast development industry.
Among the thirteen items listed, a key benefit relates to infrastructure charges which can be deferred for three years with no interest payments in the first 12 months.
We are fully supportive of these measures, particularly the infrastructure charges amendments, and commend the Mayor and the Sunshine Coast Council for their swift action. Details are as follows:
- Dedicated staff to assess temporary use permits
- Additional staff focused on building and plumbing approvals to ensure continuity of work/approvals
- Representations made to the State Government on kitchens/liquor licensing and Federal Government on stimulus to support sole suppliers
- Relaxation of curfews in relation to deliveries of essential items to supermarkets/pharmacies
- Footpath/outdoor dining and trading permit fees (reimbursement or waiver from 1 March to 31 July)
- Food licensing fees (reimbursement or waiver from 1 March to 31 August)
- Community event and major event permit fees (reimbursement/refunds from 1 March to 30 June or ability to postpone for 12 months and bond refunded until new date set)
- Commercial low-use/commercial high use permits (reimbursement or waiver from 1 March to 31 July)
- Filming application fees (reimbursement or waiver from 1 March to 30 June)
- Venue hire (bookings) – refunds and waiver of normal cancellation fees at all Council venues from 16 March to 30 June
- Infrastructure charges can be deferred up to three years with no interest payment in the first 12 months
- Parking regulators will issue warnings instead of infringements in general unless the infringement relates to health and safety issues or parking in disabled parking spaces
- Paid parking waiver for Bulcock Street, Caloundra from 1 April to 30 June.
Please contact Project Urban on 5443 2844 to discuss how these support measures can assist you.