Council, through its Economic Development and Innovation Unit, has a clear focus on economic growth and long-term sustainability, and works to support local business and industry development.
Specific support programs include the Economic Diversification Fund, Tourism Development Fund and local area initiatives.
New fast-track process for Development Applications
Responding to the current economic climate and customer calls for speedier resolutions, Council has introduced a new “fast track” approval process for development applications. The new process will expedite assessment of domestic scale applications (eg houses in hillslopes, extensions to buildings in a character precinct), with an aim for a 10 day turnaround.
A new Application Kit provides clear guidance about the level of information and supporting documentation required by Council. Applications which contain all necessary information will be fast tracked through the approval process. To read more and download the Application Kit, follow the Related Link to Council's website.