We are seeking comment on draft recommendations to continue to leave country fares unchanged from July 2014.
High licence values in many areas indicate that there are significant economic rents built into the cost structure in country areas. Therefore there is scope to not change fares again this year and make taxi services more affordable for passengers, without disrupting the supply of taxi services.
Country fares apply in all areas of country NSW outside of the greater Sydney metropolitan area, that is, all areas apart from Newcastle, the Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Wollongong and Shellharbour, and Moama, Barham, Tocumwal, Mulwala, Barooga and Deniliquin are exempt. Submissions are due by 31 January 2014