Small Business Friendly Local Government

Small Business Friendly Approvals Program

In February 2021, we became one of the first three local governments to take part in the State Government-funded Small Business Friendly Approvals Program, led by the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC).

The program aims to streamline the process of obtaining business licences and trading permits, and is part of a package of initiatives to support economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19.

Our commitment to the Small Business Friendly Approvals Program is another step on our journey to create meaningful change for local businesses by reducing red tape.

Previous work in this space has included working with local businesses to improve our online approvals information.

Read more about the Small Business Friendly Approvals Program.

Small Business Friendly Local Government

The City of Melville recognises the value and significance small businesses play in bringing many benefits to the community including employment opportunities, providing goods and services and helping both the local and regional economy to  achieve growth and prosperity.

In 2017, the City signed the Small Business Friendly Local Government Charter, to demonstrate our commitment and highlight some of the actions we undertake to be small business friendly.

The Small Business Friendly Local Governments initiative was developed by the Small Business Development Corporation the only State Government agency focused on supporting small business in Western Australia.

The City's committment to the Small Business Friendly Local Government Charter helps us to ensure we are continually improving our interaction with and support of local small businesses across Melville.

If you are a small business, visit the Small Business Development Corporation for free advice, resources, workshops and access to information across all business disciplines.

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