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Rent relief for Crown land tenants

The NSW Government decision to provide rent relief to eligible businesses and not-for-profits that lease, or licence Crown land will help reboot the Clarence and Richmond Valley economies, according to Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis.

“Rent waivers will be offered for eligible organisations and this could not come at a better time as many businesses and organisations across the region have been doing it tough as a result of COVID-19,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“This initiative by the Nationals in NSW Government will help local businesses and not-for-profits that lease or licence Crown land to rebound financially.”

Rent relief is available for commercial leaseholders or licence holders with a turnover of less than $50 million that operate a registered business on Crown land and have suffered at least a 30 per cent fall in turnover, or a 15 per cent fall for not-for-profits.

“Crown land lease and licence holders are varied – from farmers, caravan parks, not-for-profit community groups, and small businesses,” Mr Gulaptis said.

For further information and to request an assessment visit:  www.industry.nsw.gov.au/lands/your-account/covid-19-rental-assistance