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New year changes target Tas economy

AAP logoAAP 30/12/2016

CHANGES TO COME INTO FORCE IN TASMANIA ON JANUARY 1, 2017:

* Weekly international freight flight from Hobart to Ningbo (China) carrying milk, meat, seafood, fruit and vegetables.

* Secondary domestic structures like carports, decks and sheds will no longer require building or plumbing permits as long as the work is done by licensed tradespeople.

* Government-run Metro buses will introduce urban zone fares costing between $2.64 and $6.90 for an adult. Student concession bus fares will rise 10 cents to $1.70.

* New fees subsidy structure for TasTAFE students.

* Weekly rate increase for University of Tasmania student accommodation.

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