I think it'll he huge - As in there will be thousands of poor people driving around looking for extra work. Wollongong has a lot of unemployment. It'll also be bigger than the central coast as it is an actual city, not so spread out like Gosford.
As a Wollongong resident and after driving to the Shire for the last 12 months I was excited about Rideshare finally coming to Wollongong. I suspected however that it wouldn't be as lucrative as Sydney and I was right. The ONLY thing that makes it worthwhile is when it surges. Not surprisingly the younger generation are not stupid. Rarely do we get a job when it surges above 1.2 or 1.5. They simply wait 5 mins. Surge is embarrassing - replace it with peak rates so that everyone knows what's going on and what to expect.
I have also noticed simply by talking to riders & monitoring the riders app that there are few cars available when you need one. The trips are generally short and Ubers fare pricing is about 30% cheaper than Sydney. For me and I sense that for many Wollongong drivers its far more economical to drive 30 mins north and work in Sydney. I can earn at least 50% more on a Frid or Sat night than working in Wollongong. If Uber want to attract drivers on the South Coast they need to realise this and fix the fare structure to make it worthwhile.
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