City fees killing new busi­nesses

Townsville Bulletin - - Voice Of The North -

I HAVE known Mayor Les Tyrell for 25 years. I have al­ways held him in high re­gard and as some­one who could re­late to the ev­ery­day per­son. Sadly, this is no longer the case. This is just crazy. $ 240k to open a gym in an ex­ist­ing build­ing. There had bet­ter be some heads rolling over this, and some new poli­cies im­ple­mented, be­cause this is way out of con­trol. Why would any­one start a busi­ness in Townsville with that sort of rub­bish go­ing on? Get out of your ivory CBD build­ing and en­gage busi­ness own­ers, in­stead of bind­ing them even fur­ther with your shiny red tape. Posted by: Peter Davies of Kir­wan And just how many lo­cal jobs have gone up in a puff of smoke or been de­layed be­cause of the coun­cil’s greed? To­tal lu­nacy from a ludicrous coun­cil and their band of merry thieves! Posted by: Kate of NQ Any­one who has had the courage to get into small busi­ness ei­ther through tak­ing on the fran­chise model or us­ing their own name, knows how hard they work for ev­ery dol­lar. The small busi­ness own­ers of the pro­posed snap gym have re­lo­cated to Townsville and worked seven days a week for the last two months alone, to sell their mem­ber­ships. No knock­ing off at 4pm or overtime on week-ends for small busi­ness own­ers like this. The coun­cil has to have some sense. There is vir­tu­ally no cost to Townsville coun­cil and there­fore no de­vel­op­ment cost should be im­posed. Posted by: Gerry Elmer This coun­cil is broke and des­per­ate, what else would you ex­pect when it is run by what is the sin­gle most in­ept col­lec­tion of mis­fits one has ever seen! Posted by: Black Duck of Townsville

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