Newly appointed CEO of the Taxi Council of Queensland, Benjamin Wash will visit Cairns this week to meet local taxi and tourism operators and MPs.
Mr Wash, who grew up in Far North Queensland and was the Malanda High School Captain, wants to ensure that the transport needs of local residents are considered by the Taxi Council when developing policy.
“Taxis are not only an important part of the transport network for locals, but are vital to the region’s tourism industry. The purpose of my visit is to understand the needs of Far North Queensland,” Mr Wash explained.
“As Queensland is such a diverse State, regional issues must always be considered by industry groups.”
During the trip he will meet with representatives of Cairns Airport as well as some local operators and owners.
“Taxis are a major part of airport operations and I want to ensure we work closely with Cairns Airport to ensure both customers and taxi operators benefit,” he said.
Mr Wash will arrive in Cairns on Thursday April 26 and will spend three days in the area.