Up to 200,000 licence holders operating across the trades and construction sectors will not have to pay up to $50 million worth of licence fees, thanks to the NSW Government.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the licence fee waivers are a crucial part of the NSW Government’s first economic stimulus package.
“These fee waivers will deliver much-needed relief for small businesses, at a time when cash flow is crucial,” Mr Saunders said.
“Up to 200,000 licence holders will benefit from this fee relief package over the next 12 months. It is the least we can do to support these businesses and their staff through this challenging time.
“Unfortunately we have seen so many businesses impacted by COVID-19 however the construction sector has been one of the constants that has kept ticking over.”
Mr Saunders said the measures would help businesses during one of the hardest economic challenges in our lifetime.
“These measures put business and workers first so they can continue to be the lifeblood for their communities across the State,” he said.
To date, the NSW Government has provided more than $8 billion in response to COVID-19 to support the NSW healthcare system and keep people in jobs. For more information visit www.nsw.gov.au.