MidCoast Council will foot the bill for additional charges and fees as ratepayers affected by last year's bushfires begin to rebuild their properties.
Councillors were united in a decision put forward by MidCoast Council general manager, Adrian Panaccio to waive additional charges and fees.
The MidCoast Council community has been severely impacted as a result of recent bushfires, Mr Panaccio reported.
Any relief that council is able to provide residents to assist in the recovery process will have long term benefits for the community, he said.
Council will bear the cost for development application construction certificates, complying development certificates, S7.11 contributions, damage bonds and any other relevant non-prescribed fee.
The State government earlier this week announced it would pay council rates for this quarter, as part of its response to the bushfire crisis.
Residents who lost their home or business can take their rates notice to a Service NSW centre in either Tuncurry and Taree, and bills will be waived or refunded, if already paid.