MBRC stimulus package

Emergency package

MBRC has approved a $32.9m stimulus package for the 2020/21 financial year to assist residents, community groups, community clubs and business experiencing financial distress, along with accelerating works to help business and local people employed on local projects.

It delivers specific relief actions for at-risk groups including ratepayers in financial distress, struggling community groups and clubs, and food businesses that have been forced to shut or fundamentally change their operations.

Emergency interim package

Rates Rebate

$3.5 million worth of rate relief to recipients of the Federal Government’s Coronavirus Supplement. Owner-occupier ratepayers receiving the Federal Government’s coronavirus supplement will get a total $200 rebate on their rates. Council is also ceasing the charging of interest on overdue rates for the Q1 2020/21 levy.

Community response and recovery program

$3 million for grants to community groups and clubs - applications are now open. Council will give preference to projects that use local procurement and local suppliers.

Apply now

Accelerated asset maintenance works 

$3 million in accelerated asset maintenance works to help keep businesses and local people employed on local projects. Businesses that haven't yet done so are urged to register with Council’s supplier marketplaces through our supplier portal. Council will give preference to projects that use local procurement and local suppliers.

Register now

Federal and State Funding

Both levels of government have supported the region with funding to stimulate the local economy and are working with Council to create local jobs by providing combined approximately $22 million in funding through the Federal COVID-19 Stimulus Program and the State Government COVID Works For Queensland Program.