Rate notices will include an insert on how to apply for hardship assistance when they go out to ratepayers after the new financial year starts from July 1.
Mayor Cr Lisa Matthews said the Central Coast Council invited people to apply after councillors voted to for the 2.6 percent rate rise allowed by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal.
The increase will take effect from July and will be incorporated into the ordinary and special rates across both the former Gosford and former Wyong council areas.
Cr Matthews said that, while the rate rise came at a time of uncertainty, Council had put in place processes to assist residents in meeting their obligations.
Central Coast Council meeting, 22 Jun 2020