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Gladstone Regional Council, in its general meeting on Tuesday, October 4, proposed to change a number of its subordinate local laws to help reduce red tape for local businesses.
Stage one relates to commercial activities, advertising devices and caravan parks. The aim of the proposal is to remove the approval process and associated fees and replace with minimum standards.
Businesses will benefit from the changes proposed to the Commercial Use of Local Government Controlled Area and Roads Subordinate Local Law. The removal of the approval requirements for footpath dining, the display of goods and busking aims to make it easier to undertake these activities and to increase fixed premise customer patronage.
In addition, the removal of the provision that strictly prohibits stationary roadside vending operating in urban areas will allow mobile businesses to approach Council for an approval to operate.
This is only the first step in the making of the proposed subordinate local laws. Public consultation needs to be carried out over a 21 day period to ascertain whether community is for or against the proposed changes.
Residents can write into Council or email their feedback up until Tuesday, November 1. Written submissions can be sent to Gladstone Regional Council, PO Box 29, Gladstone QLD 4680. Email submissions can be forward to firstname.lastname@example.org
Amendments have also been proposed in the Installation of Advertising Devices (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No.1) 2016 and the Operation of Caravan Parks (Amendment) Subordinate Local Law (No.1) 2016. For more information click here.