The cost of new wheelchair-friendly taxi licences for outer Melbourne will increase by $5000 in law changes designed to appease rogue independent MP Geoff Shaw and some Coalition backbenchers.
Legislation that passed State Parliament’s Lower House had a $17,000 licence price tag for a new conventional cab that services suburbs such as Frankston and Dandenong, and $13,400 for a new wheelchair-accessible licence.
Changes to the Bill, introduced yesterday, would see the price rise to $22,000 for a conventional licence and $18,400 for wheelchair-accessible plates.
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- Michelle Ainsworth
- Herald Sun
- Date published:
- Tue 25th Jun, 2013