Douglas Shire Fee Cuts for Small Business
COUNCIL has frozen and slashed some annual commercial fees for Douglas Shire business owners under a new fee structure aimed at helping small businesses recover from the recent wet season.
Annual application fees have been reduced and lower fees introduced for businesses depending on their location, to better reflect the level of foot traffic in those areas.
For example, an activity in Macrossan Street is considered higher impact than an activity in Daintree Village.
This formula was applied to goods on footpath, portable advertising, annual commercial activities and other temporary activities.
There will be NO increase to fees in Macrossan Street.