$14 million land rent relief for farmers, businesses and clubs
Almost 6000 farmers, businesses, and community and sports clubs, doing it tough won’t have to pay state land rent until 2021 under an additional $14.1 million in COVID relief.
State rent will be waived from today (Thursday October 1) until Thursday 31 December for 5842 eligible lessees.
Under this latest COVID relief measure, more than 4700 primary production lessees including farmers on pastoral leases will share in $8.18 million worth of land rent savings.
On average, this will save farmers $1730 each over the next three months.
More than 1100 businesses will share in $5.85 million, and large community and sporting clubs with more than 2000 members will share in $77,000 in state rent savings.
This latest waiver comes on top of $36.35 million in State land rent already waived as part of the Queensland Government’s $2.5 billion COVID relief to help support business during the global pandemic.
Lessees don’t have to apply. More information can be found at: https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/land/state/rents/covid-19 or by calling 1800 841 397.
In situations where lessees have entered into sublease arrangements with another commercial business, the lessee is expected to pass on the appropriate amount of land rent savings to the sublessees.
Last updated 1 October 2020