[adning id=”12070″]

[adning id=”12070″]

WA program to streamline obtaining business licences and permits from local government

The SBDC’s Small Business Friendly Approvals Program has commenced, with Small Business Commissioner David Eaton meeting with representatives from the Cities of Melville, Rockingham and Wanneroo to congratulate them on their local government’s selection to round one of the program.

The Approvals Program aims to streamline the process of obtaining business licences and trading permits from local government authorities. It is part of a package of initiatives designed to accelerate regulatory reform to support economic recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The goal is to identify reform initiatives to help small businesses to start and thrive in their local areas. Throughout the process, the SBDC will work closely with each local government’s working group to map the current approvals process and identify areas for improvement.

The Program was successfully piloted with the cities of Canning and Stirling in late 2019, identifying changes that would reduce the timeframe for granting an approval, improve business customers’ access to early information and guidance, support better customer service, and introduce internal efficiencies within the local government. Based on the pilot’s success, the Approvals Program was funded to support the participation of 20 local government authorities over the next two years.

ABF media

The Cities of Melville, Rockingham and Wanneroo were the first selected for the program after a competitive expression of interest process. Collectively, the three local government areas are home to more than 28,000 small businesses. Construction; Transport, Postal and Warehousing; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services; Financial and Insurance Services and Health Care and Social Assistance are the largest industry groupings across the areas.

The Small Business Commissioner met with City of Melville Mayor, Hon George Gear JP; City of Rockingham Mayor Barry Sammels and City of Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts and CEO Daniel Simms to celebrate the commencement of this important work.

Mr Eaton said, “I congratulate these three leading local government organisations on being selected as the first group to participate in this program.”

”The process of identifying and implementing reforms that each local government will follow through the Approvals Program requires a significant investment of time and effort from teams across their organisations, and a commitment from their leadership to support this intensive process.”

“Improving the operating environment for businesses and removing barriers to their success will solidify these area’s reputations as places where businesses are supported to succeed.”

ABF media

“The SBDC is looking forward to working closely and productively with each authority to identify ways to streamline the approvals process for small businesses — ultimately saving both the LGA and business owners time, effort and money and making it easier to start, operate and grow a thriving business in each area.”

 

This article is republished from the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) website. The SBDC is a WA State Government agency that supports small business. Please read the disclaimer before relying on this information, which has been developed primarily with Western Australian businesses in mind.

Facebook
Twitter
LinkedIn
Email
Print

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

SUBSCRIBE FREE
SME NEWS BRIEFS

Get breaking news delivered
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

RECEIVE GOVT GRANT OF $10K to $250K*.

Austrade Approved Business Events
AVAILABLE NOW APPLY BEFORE 30th MARCH 2021 (Condition apply)

  • ABF Events are approved and listed below have been certified by Austrade on the Schedule of Approved Business Events.
  • This allows exhibitors, sponsors, delegates and partners to participate in the Business Events Grant Program. Note event bookings need to be confirmed ASAP to participate in the grant program
  • The program provides 50% rebate (based on a minimum spend of $20k) for approved items including ABF event-media packages, exhibition stands, corporate function tables, delegate registrations.
  • Govt Grant applications are now open until the 30 March. Please contact ABF to discuss how we can assist, we have experts to assist grant applications.
  • Grant funding will cover up to 50% of eligible expenditure incurred in participating at pre-approved business-to-business events as buyers or sellers during the 2021 calendar year.  All grant applications must be submitted for approval via the following link: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/business-events-grants
  • For further information please see this fact sheet.
Subscribe now
receive newsletter & our event promotion
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Are you sure want to unlock this post?
Unlock left : 0
Are you sure want to cancel subscription?