COMMERCIAL / RETAIL / INDUSTRIAL AREAS AND COUNCIL
Local Government can be a help to local businesses but is often caught in between its conflicting roles: administering laws and regulations delegated to it by the State
Government, or its own by-laws and policies, and helping to strengthen and
assist its community.
Council can do things and draw on people that most small businesses can’t. To date, the following actions have been undertaken:
- Council has prepared an Economic Profile of this District to provide a ‘bigger picture’ of the
businesses around you, and the “State of the District” report to provide a ‘bigger picture’ of the
- Council has ‘economy.id’ on our website to provide you with statistics relevant to your business and
marketing plans, and to support loan and grant applications.
- Council has the capacity to bring the big picture to your neighbourhood, in ways that many local
businesses can’t afford to do.
It’s not often that we can help you individually, but we can certainly do things for you as a group of
businesses – for example, to help you find common ground to address bigger markets and build stability, or
to take your difficulties to other levels of government.
DEVELOPMENT CHECKLIST FOR ALTERATIONS TO COMMERCIAL PREMISES
Click here to download the development checklist for alterations to commercial premises.
HOME-BASED BUSINESSES / BED AND BREAKFAST INFORMATION
In some cases commercial activities can be carried out from home. These are subject to meeting certain requirements.
If you intend to serve or sell alcohol you may require development approval permission from council and the issuing of a Certificate of Occupancy prior to applying to the Consumer and Business Services for your license.
Click here to download an application form for council approval where alcohol will be served without charge or entry fee.
Click here to download an application form for council approval for a Limited Licence.
APPLYING FOR STREET SIGNS
Some permanent (bricks-and-mortar) businesses may benefit from directional street signs that direct potential customers off of main roads and intersections. You can apply for up to two street signs.
Click here to download an application form for street signs.
Click here to download a Development Application form (PDF)
The PDF can be printed and completed by hand, or completed within the document's fillable fields.
COUNCIL ASSESSMENT PANEL
Council Assessment Panel (CAP) meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings start at 6:30pm and can be at either 36 Nairne Road Woodside or 63 Mt Barker Road Stirling, depending on the items of business. Please check the Agendas and Minutes on this website for the venue, or contact us for information. You can click here to access Related Reports.
Click here for more information on the establishment, membership, and procedures of the CAP.