Tradies to get relief with 13 home building licence renewal fees greatly reduced

Great news: Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams says the new licence agreement for tradies will enable them to save money on licence renewals.

Great news: Port Macquarie MP Leslie Williams says the new licence agreement for tradies will enable them to save money on licence renewals.

Tradies will save $52.3 million over 10 years by not having to renew their licences every three years, as part of the NSW government’s Better Business reforms. Public consultation showed significant support for retaining 13 home building licences. This is a fantastic outcome for consumers and for more than 27,400 tradies around the state, because it maintains important protections while also cutting costs. The licence renewal fees will be reduced from up to $605 every three years to just a $51 processing fee for tradies to update their details every five years. 

The licences 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.

New SES Training App                                

NSW SES members can now have their life-saving training assessed quicker via a new app. There are more than 9000 SES volunteers who support NSW communities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. From flood and storm emergencies to road accident rescues and bush searches, our dedicated and specialist volunteers deal with a raft of trying scenarios. This new world-class training app will enable recently joined SES members to get in the field quicker, and bolster skills of current volunteers. 

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