Camden Matters with Theresa Fedeli: Covid relief grants help businesses and community groups

As we live through this pandemic, Camden Council has been eager to support its community as much as possible, as it is our job to help the community we serve.

In April this year, Council announced a $16.8 million Covid-19 support package. I am so pleased to say many local businesses and community groups were last week announced as recipients of almost $420,000 in funding.

The funding was a part of the council's Covid-19 Business and Community Support grants, going towards digital or innovative solutions or upgrades to assist businesses to adapt their offerings and to community groups and not-for-profit organisations located and servicing Camden.

This funding, together with the $100 rate rebate which saw a massive 93 per cent of ratepayers see a decrease in their rates, is just some of the assistance council is providing to our residents battling through Covid-19.

We are all experiencing feelings of isolation, loneliness and helplessness, which is why I'd like to remind everyone we are all in this together. Council will continue to help our community in every way we can.

As many of you might be aware, I was elected as Mayor of Camden to serve the community for a further year at last week's ordinary meeting. The most exciting part about this is I am able to continue working with my fellow Councillors to help our residents at such an important and uncertain time in history, as Camden continues to experience remarkable growth and as we navigate the situation surrounding Covid-19 together.

It is an honour to be the Mayor of such a beautiful area, full of fantastic families calling it home, and I am focused on continuing our work to provide the best services, infrastructure and facilities to support the wellbeing of the entire community.

- Theresa Fedeli

Camden mayor