2020 Novel Coronavirus COVID -19 Information for business

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The COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a global human tragedy, each of us feel disbelief when we begin to consider the heartbreak yet to unfold in families and communities across the world.

Like no other time in our recent history it is clear our region will and is already experiencing significant economic shocks across all industry sectors.

All businesses report they are responding to immediate and short term impacts from changes in consumer behaviour, supply chain weaknesses and disruption to markets.

Unsurprisingly, Livingstone Shire Businesses are responding in innovative and unique ways to ensure customers’ needs are met and

The COVID-19 pandemic is first and foremost a global human tragedy, each of us feel disbelief when we begin to consider the heartbreak yet to unfold in families and communities across the world.

Like no other time in our recent history it is clear our region will and is already experiencing significant economic shocks across all industry sectors.

All businesses report they are responding to immediate and short term impacts from changes in consumer behaviour, supply chain weaknesses and disruption to markets.

Unsurprisingly, Livingstone Shire Businesses are responding in innovative and unique ways to ensure customers’ needs are met and where possible business trading can continue.

This page is set up so you can ask questions, and get connected to any of the Commonwealth or State Government stimulus packages and information. We may not have answers to all your questions, but we will work with you to find an answer.

In the meantime, let us know about your innovation and plans to thrive through COVID-19 and we will share your business initiatives.

  • Support Available from Banks

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    4 months ago

    If you’re dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, or facing the impacts of drought, bushfire or flood, there are practical ways your bank can help.

    Assistance could include:

    • deferring loan payments,
    • waiving fees and charges,
    • helping with debt consolidation,
    • waiving penalties for early withdrawal of a term deposit or
    • deferring upcoming credit card payments and increasing emergency limits

    Contact your bank’s financial hardship team on the web or on the phone.

    A downloadable list is available here.

    If you’re dealing with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, or facing the impacts of drought, bushfire or flood, there are practical ways your bank can help.

    Assistance could include:

    • deferring loan payments,
    • waiving fees and charges,
    • helping with debt consolidation,
    • waiving penalties for early withdrawal of a term deposit or
    • deferring upcoming credit card payments and increasing emergency limits

    Contact your bank’s financial hardship team on the web or on the phone.

    A downloadable list is available here.

  • Australian Government Media Centre

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    about 1 month ago
    CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded

    Stay up to date on the latest media by the Australian Government

    Stay up to date on the latest media by the Australian Government

  • All public programmes and events at Council facilities cancelled from March to May

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    3 months ago
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    In response to Covid-19, Livingstone Shire Council has cancelled all of its public programmes and activities for the remainder of March, April and May.

    This includes Council-delivered events and activities scheduled at all Livingstone Libraries, the Community Centre and other facilities.

    For community groups or clubs who use Council owned facilities or venues; they are to determine whether or not their events will go ahead, so long as they comply with the Federal Government’s restrictions.


    In response to Covid-19, Livingstone Shire Council has cancelled all of its public programmes and activities for the remainder of March, April and May.

    This includes Council-delivered events and activities scheduled at all Livingstone Libraries, the Community Centre and other facilities.

    For community groups or clubs who use Council owned facilities or venues; they are to determine whether or not their events will go ahead, so long as they comply with the Federal Government’s restrictions.


  • Local Disaster Management Group on Alert as Corona Disease COVID 19 spreads to CQ

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    3 months ago
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    Livingstone Shire’s Local Disaster Management Group has moved to Alert following confirmation of the first Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in our region.

    LDMG Chairman Mayor Bill Ludwig has moved to assure residents that the disaster management group has been on the ‘front foot’ in preparing for this eventuality.


    Livingstone Shire’s Local Disaster Management Group has moved to Alert following confirmation of the first Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in our region.

    LDMG Chairman Mayor Bill Ludwig has moved to assure residents that the disaster management group has been on the ‘front foot’ in preparing for this eventuality.


  • COVID-19: Federal Government Stimulus Package Announced

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    about 1 month ago
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    COVID-19: Federal Government Stimulus Package Announced

    The World Health Organisation has now declared COVID-19 (coronavirus) a pandemic. Since its initial identification in Hubei Province, China in November-December 2019, the novel coronavirus outbreak has spread outside the region, affecting more than 20 countries and impacting health, trade, travel and the global economy.


    COVID-19: Federal Government Stimulus Package Announced

    The World Health Organisation has now declared COVID-19 (coronavirus) a pandemic. Since its initial identification in Hubei Province, China in November-December 2019, the novel coronavirus outbreak has spread outside the region, affecting more than 20 countries and impacting health, trade, travel and the global economy.