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The guide will help you with Council approval for:
  • Small Business
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Small Business Guide

 

​Introduction

 

Welcome to Lane Cove Council’s Small Business Development Application Guide, a gateway to Council’s information guide for starting or continuing small businesses. This guide includes information on:

  • Changing the use of a shop/office

  • Fitting out a shop or an office

  • Home Businesses


A Development Document Finder has been developed to assist small businesses locate those Council codes, policies and application forms that may be necessary when starting a small business, lodging a development application or lodging a complying development application.

A number of website links have also been included throughout this Guide. These links aim to provide small business owners with access to additional material and planning legislation.


ARE YOU PLANNING TO CHANGE THE USE OF AN EXISTING BUILDING? HOW ABOUT FITTING OUT A SHOP?

Opening a new small business or making changes to an existing business can be an exciting time. Depending on the location of the building and the nature of the proposed changes, Council approval may be a necessary step in the process.

To make this process as easy as possible Lane Cove Council has developed five easy steps to guide you. If at any stage you require assistance just contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 9911 3555.

THE “FIVE STEPS’’ FOR A DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION

Step 1. Check if proposal permissible

Step 2. Check if DA required

Step 3. Check plans/codes/policies

Step 4. Obtain information

Step 5. Lodge application