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Lord Mayor's Column 9 April 2020

Thursday 9 April 2020

City of Parramatta unveils $3 million COVID-19 relief package

This week, City of Parramatta Council endorsed my Lord Mayoral Minute to provide a $3 million relief package to help our local businesses and residents get through this difficult time. The comprehensive COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Package aims to ease the financial burden on our community, while also supporting people’s health and wellbeing. 

Council is dedicated to helping its staff, residents, and workers get through this challenging time and also ensure that we can bounce back in the future. This relief package will help keep people in jobs, businesses operating, our City clean, and some of our most vulnerable residents safe. 

I have been overwhelmed by the huge outpouring of support I have seen from members of the community to help those in need and each other. In particular, I’d like to thank our local doctors, nurses and healthcare workers for their incredible efforts to keep residents of Parramatta, and the rest of Sydney, as safe and healthy as possible during this difficult and uncertain time.

For a full breakdown of everything included in Council’s COVID-19 Relief and Recovery Package please visit: cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/about-parramatta/news/media-release/city-of-parramatta-unveils-3-million-covid-19-relief-package
 

Easter and Passover 2020  

I would like to wish everyone a very happy and safe Easter and Passover for 2020. 

This year, these spiritual and cultural celebrations will be a bit different, as we are unable to come together as we usually would. While we may be physically distanced, we are so lucky that our modern-day technology is allowing us to stay socially connected, and we can still celebrate these important occasions with our loved ones while we are apart. 

We are each facing our own unique set of challenges as we try to navigate this uncharted territory, but we are all in this together. The actions that we take now will help to protect our communities, vulnerable family members, friends, neighbours – and ourselves – to ensure that we can call come out of this on the other side safe and well. 

Together, let’s stay home and keep each other safe.