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Starting Out

Starting out a business can be one of the most exciting and nerve racking times in a person’s life. There is a lot of information out there and it’s quite common for prospective businesses to not know where to begin. This section includes some useful advice and links to help pave the way for a successful business venture.

Banyule Business Guide

The Banyule Business Guide provides information and support for businesses, including a starting your business checklist, demographic information, training and business development and business networking opportunities.

Strategic Planning Unit

The Strategic Planning Unit initiates and facilitates strategic place-based planning by working proactively and creatively to achieve integrated social, economic and environmental outcomes for the community. This includes the development and implementation of structure plans. Structure plans provide a planning and development framework and long term vision for commercial centres. Structure plans have been adopted for […]

Community Development Unit

MetroAccess Community Building Initiative is a partnership between the Victorian Department of Human Services and Local Government. The aim of MetroAccess is to build the capacity of local communities across metropolitan Victoria so that they are more welcoming and inclusive of people with disabilities. Council’s Metro Access Officer can offer advice and ideas about how to […]

Local Laws Unit

Municipal Laws is responsible for enforcing a wide range of Local Laws and Legislation which includes State Acts and Regulations. They are happy to provide advice and information to assist businesses with obtaining permits for outdoor street furniture, product displays and A-frame footpath signage.

Health Services Unit

The Health Services team aims to promote and maintain high standards of public health and wellbeing. Our Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) conduct a range of activities with businesses within the municipality. For food businesses our officers support them in meeting their legislative requirements and minimise the risk of food safety risks, through services including regular […]

Building Unit

The Building Unit issues Building Permits and provides advice regarding fire, safety and structural standards as well as essential maintenance requirements when building, demolishing or renovating your business/place of work.

Working from Home

Planning controls exist to make operating a business from home easier, however some restriction do apply. Please contact our Planning Unit on 9457 9808, or visit the Planning Counter at the Rosanna Service Center to discuss current requirements.

Development Planning Unit

Development Approvals Before you start a new business, construct a new building, change the way land or buildings are used or add signage you may need to apply for a planning permit. To determine the relevant requirements for your business, it is highly recommended that you speak to a staff member in Council’s planning area. […]

Taking the first step

Starting out a business can be one of the most exciting and nerve racking times in a person’s life. There is a lot of information out there and it’s quite common for prospective businesses to not know where to begin.