Spend time now preparing to get your application right. Providing the right information and using the professional assistance of a quality draftsperson or planning consultant (if required) can save time on the assessment and may get your business trading sooner.
What is your business idea?
Start by writing down what you know about your business project. You will need to be able to describe the type of business you want to set up and how it will operate in some detail.
These links below provide you with a range of advice and tools to assist your business preparation:
What permits do I need?
Complete the Business Permit Checklist below to help you understand the types of permits you may need for your business. It takes around three minutes.
At the end, you will receive a list of the permits you may potentially need, with links to more information for each. You will also be able to request contact with a team member to discuss your next steps.
Permit support meeting
If you need multiple permits, the Economic Development Team can arrange a meeting with you and the relevant Council departments to get advice on what information you'll need to include in your application. Simply complete the Business Permit Checklist (above) and we will contact you to arrange a meeting. These meetings are free.
You are ready to apply!
Once you have your business proposal, you know which permits you need to apply for and what information you need to provide, you are ready to apply.