The Meander Valley Council has approved a number of coronavirus relief measures for businesses and individuals in the municipality.
A Community Care and Recover Package was approved, primarily allowing a remission of commercial and sporting and recreation rates for certain groups for six months.
Businesses excluded from the remissions include supermarkets, banks, doctors surgeries and chemists.
The latter two, according to mayor Wayne Johnston, were the cause of some concern by a number of councillors.
"With doctors surgeries and chemist - we understand and we are aware they have additional costs ... it was felt that we're supporting them in other ways," he said.
The package also included a number of new grants to be available in the 2020 and 2021 financial year - it also commissioned a zero per cent increase in general rates for that year.
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Event recovery, lifestyle recovery and small business grants were all approved, aimed at assisting various groups that will be impacted long term.
The council also approved a hardship policy for those struggling under the coronavirus to have their rates deferred or not accrue interest for an agreed period of time.
The package will cost the council more than $1.6 million.
Cr Johnston said such significant measures were necessary for what may be a long-lasting issue.
"We've been lucky that councils in the past have put the Meander Valley Council in a good financial position that we can not impact our bottom line by announcing this package," he said.
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"There's also the opportunity for those businesses that feel they should be part of the rate relief to come forward under the hardship policy and prove to council they need assistance."
The measures being taken by Meander Valley are similar to those of many councils in Tasmania seeking to relieve ratepayers during difficult times.
"We [councils] need to be working together and going across council boundaries and look at the state as a whole and making sure that we're all looking out for each other," Cr Johnston said.