Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast Adam Crouch has welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement that up to 200,000 licence holders across the trade and construction industry will have licence fees waived.
“This is good news for our many small businesses and tradies on the Central Coast,” Mr Crouch said.
“These fee waivers will deliver some relief for small businesses at a time when cash flow is crucial.”
These measures were announced yesterday and will result in $50 million worth of fee waivers to tradies for 12 months.
From April 15, new application and renewal fees were waived for home building contractors, trade or specialist contractors and motor vehicle repairers.
From April 20, fees will be waived for tattooist licences, building supervisor certificates, trades certificates and motor vehicle trade certificates.
Fees will be waived for the minimum renewal term and will be automatically waived during the 12-month relief period, meaning there will be no charges when making a new application or applying to renew a licence.
“Wherever we can, the NSW Government is looking for ways to create jobs and protect jobs,” Mr Crouch said.
For more information, go to: www.nsw.gov.au.