Council establishes Mayoral Emergency Relief Fund

Published on 07 August 2019

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Goulburn Mulwaree Council at Tuesday night’s meeting renamed the current Mayoral Drought Relief Fund to the Mayoral Emergency Relief Fund, and in the process transferred over all funds.

$38,174 will be transferred across, enabling the funds to be utilised for a wider range of events then just the drought.

Mayor Bob Kirk stated clearly that this does not mean funds won’t be used for drought relief, especially if tough conditions continue throughout spring and summer.

“Our decision on Tuesday night allows Council some flexibility with the use of these funds, but ultimately we may still utilise the money in the coming 6 months for drought relief projects.

“Council will need to make a decision on an event by event basis to determine what qualifies for assistance from the Mayoral Emergency Relief Fund, and our goal is to utilise this money to assist those who need it, whether that be due to drought or other events.”

Mayor Kirk wrote to all contributors to the fund in June outlining the proposal, and received no objections from these people and organisations.

Community members seeking assistance through this fund are invited to contact Council on 4823 4444 or speak with a Customer Service team member in person at the Civic Centre, 184 Bourke St, Goulburn during opening hours.