About 1000 flood affected property owners will get an extra eight weeks to pay their rates without being charged interest.
Council is offering an extra two months free of interest to those residents with properties listed under the SES rapid damage assessment.
Council received the necessary data on eligible properties from the Rapid Damage Assessment process .
It will write to eligible ratepayers confirming the two-month extension time to pay this year’s first instalment.
No action is required by these ratepayers, Council said.
The website shows that rates are payable on 31 August, or by four instalments due 31 August, 30 November, 28 February and 31 May.
Council also has pensioner rebates and hardship assistance.