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Council denies harming carriage industry

Council denies harming carriage industry

By James Manton The City of Melbourne has effectively shut down the city’s horse-drawn carriage industry but refuses to admit doing so. The council announced in May that it would no longer renew street trading permits from horse-drawn carriage businesses after they expired on June 30. Horse-drawn carriage operator Alex MacDonald says the council has

Riding roughshod over the law

The clippity clop of hooves on CBD streets is soothing to most but is increasingly annoying to the City of Melbourne. The council and the horse-drawn vehicle operators are locked in a bitter battle over permit conditions compliance. Some operators, the council says, are now operating without street trading permits – presenting an even greater

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