Starting a Business

We encourage new ventures and opportunities to grow and develop businesses in our region.  Whether you are already in business or looking to start a new one, this information will help to guide you on your journey.

Commitment to Business

As a Small Business Friendly Council our region benefits from a greater focus on helping businesses to grow and employ more locals.  We are proactive in identifying and reducing red tape, offering opportunities to promote and showcase your business, and in offering access to tools and resources to aid business resilience and recovery.

We provide:

  • monthly Business Matters e-newsletter
  • regular workshops, events and industry forums
  • access to networks of government, industry and support organisations
  • access to economic data.