Fee cuts are saving big bucks
ALMOST 180 tradies in Murray will save roughly $340,000 over 10 years by not having to renew their licenses every three years.
Part of the NSW Government’s better business reforms, Member for Murray Austin Evans said these changes followed extensive public consultation, which also showed significant support for retaining 13 home building licenses.
“This is a fantastic outcome for consumers and our local tradies, because it maintains important protections, while also reducing costs,” Mr Evans said.
“We’re keeping all 13 home building licenses because we need skilled and qualified tradies, but we’re also reducing the financial burden on our small businesses.
“Renewal fees will drop from up to $605 every three years, to just a $51 processing fee for tradies to update their details every five years.
“That gives them more money to pay the bills, put food on the table, or grow their businesses.”
The licenses that will become ongoing include decorating, painting, fencing, glazing, kitchen and bathroom benchtop installation, splashback installation, paving, shower screen installation, ducting/mechanical ventilation, shade sails and shade systems installation, dry plastering, wet plastering and minor maintenance/cleaning.