The City of West Torrens has lease and licence arrangements in place with a number of sporting, arts and community organisations which have been impacted by Covid-19. Clubs and sporting organisations are not-for-profit and rely heavily on income from memberships and bar and kiosk sales to cover costs. Their ability to survive through times of forced inactivity is a significant risk, not just to the organisations themselves but to the social fabric of the community of which they are such an important part.
As a result, Council has agreed to waive all rental fees, charges and outgoings associated with leases and licences to sporting, arts and community organisations for six months, commencing 1 March 2020.
Estimated value of this support package, $190,000.