Bill Lang’s comments featured in the Herald Sun article:
Small Business Australia executive director Bill Lang said the City of Yarra had “within its ranks little or no business acumen”.
“This is another example of a council creating policies detrimental to small business families,” Mr Lang said.
“Right through the pandemic, instead of doing all they can to make life easier for small businesses by reducing red and green tape – many councils have elected to do nothing.
“The City of Yarra has shown itself often to be anti-business and very creative in how they can extract money from local businesses to fund projects and add zero value to residents. The ‘public art’ program, included a recent $80,000 mural splurge in Alice St being a case in point.”