SUMMER sporting groups are among those set to benefit from a fourth round of stimulus measures to be considered by Bathurst Regional Council at tonight's monthly meeting.
Council passed its first round of economic stimulus measures in April, a second round in May and a third in June.
Mayor Bobby Bourke, who will table the latest stimulus package in a mayoral minute at tonight's meeting, said council was committed to supporting the community through uncertain times.
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"Council will continue working with businesses, artists, sporting groups and other community organisations to support them with this third round of measures that are aimed to sustain and rebuild our economy," Cr Bourke said.
"The total value of the stimulus measures to date is $722,070."
Among the measures to be considered by council tonight are:
- Waiving the user fees of parks, gardens and active spaces for summer sporting groups.
- Providing the Bathurst District Sport and Recreational Council (BDS&RC) with $10,000 to assist affiliated sporting bodies to cover costs incurred due to COVID-19.
- Providing Arts OutWest with $10,000 to be utilised in assisting the organisation to achieve its mission.
Previous stimulus measures include ongoing assistance to businesses and the business chamber, residents, sporting and community groups.
The financial impact to Council as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic is estimated at $4.1 million although savings have been identified in the budget to help fund the losses.
The mayoral minute is available on Bathurst Regional Council's website as part of tonight's business paper.
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