Construction sector licence fees waived in NSW

The NSW Government has waived licence fees for the state’s trades and construction sectors, with the move set to will deliver close to $50 million in fee waivers over 12 months.

According to Premier Gladys Berejiklian, the licence fee waivers are a critical component 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,” she 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.”

Finance and Small Business Minister Damien Tudehope said the NSW Government is focused on keeping businesses in business and as many people as possible in jobs.

“Our number one priority is the health and safety of the community, but this is a dual challenge and we need to do everything we can to ensure the NSW economy emerges with a strong beating heart,” he said.

The announcement follows an earlier set of fee waivers that have started to come into effect, including $19.5 million in state-based fee relief for the entertainment and hospitality sectors.

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