Warrnambool City Council has offered rate relief to a number of tenants who lease some of its 62 properties in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The leases cover properties from community housing for vulnerable members of the community through to club rooms, commercial premises and staff houses while most of the leases are for sites at the aerodrome or for grazing land.
"Council has offered rate relief, in accordance with the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme, to eight lessees who had completed applications seeking rate relief," the council said in a statement.
"So far, four lessees have accepted the offers from council.
"The final cost of providing rate relief to those occupying council properties has yet to be calculated."
The council said that its 13 community houses were not typical rental properties.
"They operate on an affordable housing model and support vulnerable members of our community," it said.
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