B‘nBs get a break on fees

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - BUSINESS -

FEES for ap­prov­ing new bed and break­fast or farm/for­est stays have been scrapped and hire fees for com­mu­nity halls sig­nif­i­cantly re­duced un­der the 2017-18 Fees and Charges Sched­ule adopted by Coun­cil.

The bed and break­fast ap­proval fees have been re­moved to re­flect changes in the mar­ket and re­duce red tape for these small busi­nesses while the com­mu­nity hall fees have been re­duced by more than 50 per cent to en­cour­age greater use of these fa­cil­i­ties.

Over­all the ma­jor­ity of Coun­cil fees and charges will in­crease by 3.9 per cent in the new fi­nan­cial year to achieve an eq­ui­table “user pays” sys­tem for ser­vices.

Mayor Ju­lia Leu said it was im­por­tant for Coun­cil to re­cover the costs of pro­vid­ing ser­vices un­der the fees and charges sched­ule.

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