INDUSTRY — RELIEF PACKAGE
615. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the minister representing the
Minister for Transport:
I refer to the $9 million relief
package to support the taxi and on-demand transport industry.
(1) How many
applications were made for the $2 500 cash payments and what was the total
(2) What is the
total number and total dollar value of applications in (1) that have been
approved and for which grants have been disbursed to successful applicants?
(3) What is the
total value of booking services and vehicle authorisation fees waived to date?
(4) What is the
anticipated total cost of waiving the total value of booking services and
vehicle authorisation fees for a full year?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. The following answer has been provided to me by
the Minister for Transport.
$9 million on-demand transport industry relief package comprises $4.7 million
in regional taxi assistance, in addition to the $3.7 million of
assistance already provided to regional taxis during reforms; $1.5 million of $2 500 cash payments to over 600 authorised
on-demand booking services that also hold an active passenger transport
vehicle authorisation; $1.95 million to waive PTV authorisation renewal fees
for 12 months; and $1 million to waive on-demand booking service authorisation
renewal fees for 12 months. The following answers are to the honourable member's
(1) There have been 652 applications received with a dollar
value of $1.63 million.
(2) There have been 651
applications approved and disbursed; this totals $1.63 million.
(3) A total of
$403 330 in on-demand booking services authorisations and $110 288 in passenger
transport vehicle authorisation renewal fees have been waived to date.
anticipated total cost of waiving renewal fees for a full year is $0.96 million
for on-demand booking services and $2.02 million for passenger transport