Liverpool City Council is following the advice of Federal and State Governments regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and for this reason there have been significant changes to its facilities and services.
“There have been huge disruptions to the daily lives of Council staff and the wider community as a result of novel coronavirus,” Mayor Wendy Waller said.
Council is also aware of the challenges this disruption has presented for the local business community and is taking action to assist.
“Council recognises that businesses of all sizes have begun feeling the pinch,” Mayor Waller said.
Council has already waived outdoor café permit fees and has allocated free parking spots for essential workers at the Warren Serviceway Car Park.
Council will be advocating State Government to waive parking fees at Liverpool hospital car park.
A budget briefing will be held next week for Council to consider all other possible options to assist small business and the community in preparation for the next Council meeting.
Council staff are also liaising with businesses across many industries to work out what kind of support Council can provide.