Grants of up to $5,000 are now available to taxi and limousine licence holders and operators.
Head of TransLink Matthew Longland said the Queensland Government had made $3.45 million available for the provision of business advisory service grants, which were part of the $100 million Industry Adjustment Assistance Package.
“These business advisory grants give industry access to professional advice and support which will help them adjust to the changes brought by reforms to the personalised transport industry,” Mr Longland said.
To be eligible the licence holder or operator must:
- hold a taxi or limousine licence on the date of application and the approval date, or
- be a taxi or limousine operator on the date of application and the approval date, and
- be a registered business, including being registered for GST, and
- be a Queensland resident or a Queensland-based business, and
- provide a quotation from a service provider for advice relating to transitioning to the new regulatory framework for personalised transport.
Eligible expenses include:
- Business, operational and strategic planning
- Financial (including financial advocacy)
Funds are administered through the Office of Small Business.
Applications opened 28 June 2017 and close at 4.00pm on 25 July 2017.
For more information or to lodge an application online, visit: www.business.qld.gov.au/taxi-assistance.