Council is proposing to give a one-time payment of up to $400 to Inner West Council ratepayers who qualify for and have already received a COVID-19 Disaster Payment, as part of its community support program during the pandemic. (Total to be capped at $250,000). Have your say on the proposal and/or register your intention to apply.

Read the proposal FAQs

  1. How does Council have the authority to provide this financial assistance?
  2. How much money would Council give out in total under the proposal?
  3. How would ratepayers apply for this money?
  4. How would Council determine who has received a COVID-19 disaster payment?
  5. Some properties may be in the names of more than one eligible person, how would Council make sure the money is fairly distributed?
  6. Would people who own more than one property in the Inner West LGA be able to apply more than once?
  7. Do I have to register my intention to apply now or can I wait to see if the proposal is adopted?
  8. How do I find my Inner West Council Property Number?

Have your say on the proposal and/or register your intention to apply (should the proposal be adopted).

Online form:

In other ways:

  • Call Customer Service on 02 9392 5000 for help filling in the form on the phone
  • Call a FREE Interpreter or the National Relay Service, Monday to Friday between 9am-4pm and provide our phone number 02 9392 5328
  • Free Interpreter call TIS National on 131 450
  • Voice relay call 1300 555 727
  • TTY call 133 677
  • SMS relay call 0423 677 767

Last day to provide comment and register is 28 September 2021

What happens next?

Council will review all comments and consider whether to adopt the proposal and if possible, a formal set of criteria for assessing financial hardship, at a meeting in October 2021.

If the proposal and the criteria are both adopted, we will open an application process so ratepayers can apply for the money.

If you have indicated your intention to apply and provided your property number we will also contact you with the specifics of the application process should the proposal go ahead.

Everyone who has commented and/or registered will receive notification as to when the proposal goes to Council, whether Council adopted the proposal or not, and when the application process has opened.


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