Narrabri Shire Council

Council signs up to help cut red tape


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Council signs up to help cut red tape

The process for starting up a cafe, restaurant or bar in Narrabri Shire has now been made easier thanks to a partnership between Council and Service NSW.

The “Easy to do Business” initiative will help remove red tape and streamline the processes of starting a new cafe, restaurant or bar business in Narrabri Shire. With this initiative only just commencing across NSW, Council has joined Service NSW by signing up to a Service Partnership Agreement to support this sector.

“Setting up a business in this sector would normally see small business owners dealing with 13 different agencies including Council and completing up to 48 different forms,” explained Mayor Cathy Redding. “For a new business this process can be extremely daunting and difficult.”

“With Council fielding greater interest and enquiry from this sector, it made sense for us to signup to the "Easy to Do Business" initiative.”

“We want to capitalise on the interest being shown and make it easier for this sector to thrive in our community.”

The "Easy to Do Business" initiative combines a digital solution with personalised support to simplify the process of applying for the government licenses and approvals needed to operate small business. It is a customer-centric solution which will help businesses navigate through all tiers of government and allow businesses to focus on business rather than bureaucracy.

As well as the hospitality sector, the Small Business Commissioner is looking to expand the program to other areas including housing/construction and retail. Overall the program will cut hours of red tape and accelerate the process of starting up a new business.

“Council is very pleased that it will be able to partner with Service NSW to make the process of starting a new business much more simple and providing the support and encouragement to entrepreneurs in their new endeavours.”

“Narrabri Shire is definitely “Open for Business” and now making it easy to do business!" concluded Mayor Redding.

Further information on this initiative can be found on the Service NSW website or by phoning 13 77 88.


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