Planning for a business

There are many considerations to setting up a business and various aspects that might require approval from Council. This information will assist you planning your business and point you in the right direction with the local government related considerations.

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Helpful information is provided on our business support section to guide you in your endeavours when starting a business in our region. ...
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Information Sheet 009 Home based businesses are small-scale, unobtrusive businesses operated from residential premises that do not have an adverse impact on the amenity of the surrounding area. Under the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme 2012, a home based business is defined as "a dwelling used for a business activity where subordinate to the residential use." A range of small-scale activities may operate as home based businesses. Some examples may include a bed ...
We monitor the standards of operation for food premises that provide footpath dining. Subordinate Local Law No. 1.2 (Commercial Use of Government Controlled Areas and Roads) 2011 regulates outdoor dining to ensure the safety of diners and pedestrians.The information below is to provide guidance on approval requirements if you wish to conduct dining activities on a Council controlled area or road (i.e. footpath). This information is not applicable to private property. When ...
Under the planning scheme, an advertising device is defined as being: ‘Any permanent structure, device or sign intended for advertising purposes. It includes any framework or supporting structure which is provided exclusively or mainly as part of the advertisement’. Information and requirements regarding advertising devices are located in Part 9 (Table 9.4.1:1) of the Toowoomba Regional Planning Scheme 2012 (planning scheme). It should be noted that an advertising device does not ...
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