Local hospitality businesses will now be able to set up shop faster and with less hassle, thanks to the Government’s Easy to do Business program, Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said.
Mr Elliott welcomed the decision by The Hills Shire Council, and said it would significantly boost the local café culture.
“Starting up a hospitality business used to mean completing up to 48 forms, talking to up to 13 government agencies, and in some instances waiting up to 18 months,” Mr Elliott said.
“With Easy to do Business, local entrepreneurs can now access one online platform which has all the information they need to open a café, restaurant or small bar much quicker.
“New cafés, restaurants and small bars will create jobs, bring vibrancy to our streets, and foster a lively night time culture.”
Dr Michelle Byrne, Mayor of The Hills Shire Council welcomed the Easy to do Business program as a great win for The Hills Shire.
“The Hills Shire Council is passionate about supporting business success and the Easy to Do Business Program gives us another way to help local business people,” Mayor Byrne said.
Nigel Rayner, Chairman of the Sydney Hills Business Chamber said: “We’re delighted that The Hills Shire Council has joined this program. Services that support and make it easier for budding local entrepreneurs to open a business get a big tick from us.”
Minister for Better Regulation Matt Kean congratulated The Hills Shire Council.
“I’m thrilled to see that our hard work in cutting red tape is helping small business owners set up shop and create jobs, especially for young people,” Mr Kean said.
“From start to finish – from opening the doors to creating local jobs – this program provides practical step-by-step support for small business owners. It’s a fantastic boost for local economies.”
Businesses wanting to start up a café, restaurant or small bar can apply at https://mybusiness.service.nsw.gov.au/ or phone 13 77 88.