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Whether starting out or growing your business, there is no place quite like Lismore and its rural villages. The region issurrounded by natural beauty and offers a huge depth and breadth of services to support the city and country communities.

Lismore Council's Economic Development Manager is a great first point of call to help businesses of any kind connect with State and Federal Government agencies, provide due diligence advice and provide support with negotiating Council requirements to help business doors open quicker.

If you are thinking of starting or growing your business, the dedicated team at Lismore City Council can guide you through the process to ensure you have all the information needed to step out on the right foot. With Lismore Council's Economic Development Manager available as your single point of contact, you can be assured you will get all the advice needed before you apply for any license, permit or approval with council.

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finding the right property

Finding the right property that ticks all the boxes in terms of permissibility location, size, price and expansion opportunities can be a difficult task for any business owner.  (more)

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is approval required?

Whether starting or growing your businesses it is often necessary to obtain a permit, consent or approval to operate. If you are changing the business type from its current type, modifying trading hours, applying for or altering a liquor licence, adding or changing signage or planning to do work on a heritage listed building, it is likely you’ll need some form of approval. (more)

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home based business

Looking to establish a home based business?  Find out the requirements and whether you need council approval to work from home.

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new food business

When looking to purchase or establish a food business it is important you contact Lismore Council’s Duty Planner on 1300 87 83 87 to discuss what is involved and whether or not a Development Application is required. Additional information can be found on Lismore City Council's website.

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new beauty/haidressing salon

Establishing or purchasing a new hairdresser, beauty or skin penetration premises may require the lodgment of a Development Application to ensure compliance with theEnvironmental Planning and Assessment Act, Public Health Act 2010, Public Health Regulation 2012 and the Local Government Act 1993. Contact Council’s Duty Planner on 1300 87 83 87 to discuss what is involved and whether or not a Development Application is required. Additional information can be found on Lismore Council's website.

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