Fees on sex shops and brothels tripled

DAWN Crichlow has led a crusade to triple the fees for new sex shops in a bid to "clean up the city".

And she has a warning for the Coast's fast-growing 140 street-corner massage parlours: "You're next".

The veteran Southport councillor successfully pushed for the application fees of new adult shops to increase from as low as $3638 to as much as $9946.

Brothel fees have gone up about $1100.

What do you think of the fee hike?

This poll ended on 16 August 2017.

Current Results

Fair enough, we don't want them


Not great, customers will pay more


This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

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