Ratepayers and businesses shouldn't have to find any extra dollars to pay Griffith City Council next financial year if the latest changes to its draft budget are adopted in June.
Councillors spent their May 5 meeting debating the amount of relief which would be handed out in the 2020 to 2021 financial year.
"We can't look at what will happen in 2021-2022, we have to target our stimulus towards 2020-2021," mayor John Dal Broi said.
Rates will increase by 2.6 per cent from July 1, however council will rebate the increase as it's applied to individual properties.
The amount that households, businesses and farms receive in rebates depends on the most recent valuation of properties.
Councillor Dal Broi said the full value of the rebate had not yet been determined as property values varied depending on type and location.
Other proposed savings include rent relief on commercial leases that council operates.
Businesses which provide outdoor dining on Banna Avenue or have advertising material on the footpath will have 50 per cent of those fees waived for six months, backdated to April 1.
Rates will be deferred for six months for residential property owners who have lost their jobs, or have been stood down.
Business property owners can also apply for a six month deferral of rates.
Council will also set aside $100,000 for community groups, not-for-profits and sporting groups - they will be able to receive $5000 for eligible projects.
All debt recovery work on outstanding rates and fees will be suspended during the pandemic.
Cr Dal Broi said while there were cuts to fees and rates, none of the council's infrastructure projects had been abandoned, and council's staff were still working.
"We're quite fortunate that we are in a good financial position and can still maintain our infrastructure," he said.
The proposed measures are yet to be adopted and will be placed on public exhibition.