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The NSW Local Government Job Retention Allowance will continue to provide the necessary support for council workers across the state.
The Job Retention Allowance provides $1,500 per fortnight per eligible employee for up to three months to help councils retain staff whose employment has been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
Commonwealth Government assistance is not available to local councils, therefore the NSW Government has stepped in to provide this nation-leading support package.
The Job Retention Allowance was introduced as part of the NSW Government’s COVID-19 Local Government Economic Stimulus Package to assist councils to support staff stood down as a result of the 2020 lockdown.
Any council that meets the eligibility criteria, as per last year’s program, can submit claims for the Job Retention Allowance.
Eligibility criteria include that the council:
The Job Retention Allowance criteria is in line with similar government relief programs including Job Saver.
Click here for the media release.
Click here for the eligibility criteria document.