Staff Consultation: Fee Waiver & Reduction (Hardship & Community Benefit) Policy

Published 14:37 - 07/01/2021 Updated 09:30 - 12/07/2021

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This consultation has concluded.

We would like to invite you to provide comments on the draft Fee Waiver & Reduction (Hardship & Community Benefit) Policy before it progresses towards adoption for Public Exhibition.

The draft policy is available in the Document Library on the right hand side of this page. Your response and/or questions can be provided using the Submission Form tab below, or by email directly to Fiona Tumilty at ftumilty@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

Thank you for your participation in this feedback process.

Target audience: This consultation is open to all staff.

Background: The Fee Waiver & Reduction (Hardship & Community Benefit) Policy replaces the Fee Waiver/Refund/Reduction (FWRR) management system and the Statement of Principles - Waiving of fees. It applies to members of the community and non-profit organisations experiencing hardship or providing community benefit.

The policy relates to fees as set out in the annual schedule of Fees and Charges. This policy does not cover or replace any fee waiver or reduction categories and circumstances already outlined in the Fees and Charges, nor does it relate to Annual Rates and Charges.

‘Blue Mountains City Council (Council) may waive or reduce fees set out in the annual Fees and Charges in cases of hardship or any other category where the Council has determined payment should be so waived or reduced, in accordance with section 610E of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) and this policy.’

The key update to the policy is to simplify the process and form and align it with other updated related policies and the schedule of Fees and Charges as well as merging all related policy documents.

It is anticipated that this policy will be endorsed by Council for Public Exhibition prior to being adopted by Council and placed on the Internet.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this feedback process.

Contact: Fiona Tumilty, Strategic Business Analyst SCS, ftumilty@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

Deadline for feedback is Friday 29 January, 2021

We would like to invite you to provide comments on the draft Fee Waiver & Reduction (Hardship & Community Benefit) Policy before it progresses towards adoption for Public Exhibition.

The draft policy is available in the Document Library on the right hand side of this page. Your response and/or questions can be provided using the Submission Form tab below, or by email directly to Fiona Tumilty at ftumilty@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

Thank you for your participation in this feedback process.

Target audience: This consultation is open to all staff.

Background: The Fee Waiver & Reduction (Hardship & Community Benefit) Policy replaces the Fee Waiver/Refund/Reduction (FWRR) management system and the Statement of Principles - Waiving of fees. It applies to members of the community and non-profit organisations experiencing hardship or providing community benefit.

The policy relates to fees as set out in the annual schedule of Fees and Charges. This policy does not cover or replace any fee waiver or reduction categories and circumstances already outlined in the Fees and Charges, nor does it relate to Annual Rates and Charges.

‘Blue Mountains City Council (Council) may waive or reduce fees set out in the annual Fees and Charges in cases of hardship or any other category where the Council has determined payment should be so waived or reduced, in accordance with section 610E of the Local Government Act 1993 (NSW) and this policy.’

The key update to the policy is to simplify the process and form and align it with other updated related policies and the schedule of Fees and Charges as well as merging all related policy documents.

It is anticipated that this policy will be endorsed by Council for Public Exhibition prior to being adopted by Council and placed on the Internet.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this feedback process.

Contact: Fiona Tumilty, Strategic Business Analyst SCS, ftumilty@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

Deadline for feedback is Friday 29 January, 2021