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 ...
Short-term rental of a house, unit or an investment property can be a valuable source of additional income and has been popularised in recent years by Airbnb. We value the role that a range of accommodation options can play in the support of our region and provide guidance to the community to ensure this is achieved in a responsible manner. This information is covered in our print friendly information sheet (PDF): Airbnb ...
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 (Ie: on a footpath). This information is not applicable to ...
An advertising device (a sign) means a structure or device, which is visible from a road or other public place, which conveys information or directions of any kind. Subordinate Local Law 1.4 (Installation of Advertising Devices) 2011 regulates the installation of advertising devices to ensure the safety of pedestrians and vehicular traffic.   When you need an approval An approval/application is required when the prescribed criteria AND the general conditions cannot be met OR if ...
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