A meeting at the Royal Hotel on Thursday could decide the fate of the Goondiwindi's taxi service. Or to be precise its non-existent service.
Owner Peter Sinclair retired due to family considerations early this month. Despite having five leases for sale, he'd been unable to attract a buyer. For many the closure has meant a sudden re-connection with walking shoes. Not necessarily a "bad thing" says Mr Sinclair tongue-in-cheek but not particularly good news for the Sinclairs or a town region which has more than 7000 inhabitants. "It is imperative a town like Goondiwindi has a taxi service," GRC Mayor, Cr Graeme Scheu said. "I urge those interested in discussing opportunities to attend." The meeting is at 6.30pm.
All five taxi licences were put up for sale for $150,000. However anyone interested is urged to come along and ask about buying either one or two licences or even leasing arrangements.
Also attending is Australia's largest taxi network 13Cabs. "Alf Intelisano from 13Cabs will be there to talk to people and discuss options and possibilities," Mr Sinclair said.