NSW Minister for Small Business Katrina Hodgkinson has reminded anyone with an interest in retail leasing in NSW to get their opinions on the review of the Retail Leases Act 1994 before submission close tomorrow.
Submissions to the discussion paper, which reviews the Retail Leases Act 1994,will close this Friday February 7 and Hodgkinson, “strongly encourages retailers to not miss this opportunity to help shape the future of retail leasing in NSW.”
“The review aims to create a level playing field in the retail space by setting minimum standards for the leasing of properties and providing for cost effective and timely dispute resolution,” Hodgkinson said. “It is very important that we hear from as many interested parties as we can to ensure we get the most up-to-date, relevant and comprehensive feedback possible.”
Hodgkinson said in addition to reducing red tape and the cost of doing business, the discussion paper considers ways to improve transparency, accountability and reduce unfair practices. Following consideration of public submissions and feedback on the final discussion paper, the NSW Government will release its response.
As part of the consultation process, representatives of the Office of the Small Business Commissioner will hold public forums in Coffs Harbour on February 11, Tamworth on February 18, and Newcastle on February 19. To attend one of the public forums, phone 1300 795 534.
Interested parties can access the discussion paper and make a submission to the review here.