One size does not fit all
SMALL businesses in regional towns really are the lifeblood that keep the local economy ticking over.
But there is no doubt that it can be hard yakka.
Especially when businesses are penalised for something they aren’t even doing.
I congratulate new Childers Chamber of Commerce president Troy Madle for querying this new fee that could potentially cost his business hundreds of dollars.
Yes, he has a vested interest as it affects his own business, but what about all the other businesses it affects?
We all need leaders in our community to be the ones to stand up and say that something’s not right here.
But credit where credit’s due: the Bundaberg Regional Council has said it will revisit the policy and reconsider the fee structure.
A one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t always work and the grey areas need to be looked at.