Fair Trading open for business in Lismore
Consumer disputes that require tribunal hearings can now be resolved under one roof with the opening of the Fair Trading Centre in Lismore on Monday.
NSW Fair Trading Minister Diane Beamer, who visited Lismore for the opening, said Northern Rivers consumers, traders and tenants will benefit greatly from the improved facilities now offered from the Conway Street office.
The centre will provide a permanent home in Lismore for the Consumer Trader and Tenancy Tribunal (CTTT) with purpose built hearing rooms, sound recording facilities, teleconferencing facilities and conciliation rooms, Ms Beamer said. Its basically a one-stop-shop for fair trading customers. Before we had to hold tribunal hearings in rented space but now they will be held right here on the premises.
The Fair Trading Centre provides free advice for people having disputes over tenancy, building and business licence requirements, or dodgy or faulty goods or services.
Whilst in Lismore Ms Beamer also visited the Lismore Workers Club and Woolworths supermarket where she undertook routine inspections. Both organisations passed with flying colours.
For more information or advice on any fair trading issues phone 133 220.