Adelaide’s Lord Mayor wants to slash rates for city hotels and function centres and halve the rent for Central Market traders and council tenants, to help the city rebound from COVID-19.

The city is currently attracting only about 60% of its normal people flow, with many workers and students still studying or working from home, so relief is needed especially for function centres, backpacker accommodation, hotels with and without accommodation and motels which are set to be impacted by restrictions for up to five months.

Health studios, serviced apartments, shops and showrooms are estimated to be impacted for the least amount of time, at three months.

Other councillors are also calling for relief for other businesses and householders.

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