City Council to lobby State Government in bid for improved state-wide taxi regulation

MOUNT Gambier City Council will support the local taxi industry to lobby the State Government for improved state-wide regulation and oversight of regional taxi services.

The legislation that permitted council to make its current taxi by-law was repealed by State Parliament in March 2016 and cannot be replaced.

When the by-law expires in January 2019, council will no longer regulate taxi fees or operating hours, undertake annual taxi/meter inspections or deal with service complaints associated with taxi operations.

Following a deputation this week made by Perri-Anne Rasmussen at council’s meeting, where Ms Rasmussen highlighted the potential for the city’s 24/7 taxi service to

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