Red tape cut to speed up Dubbo business openings

Dubbo will soon join a NSW government program making it easier and quicker to start cafes, restaurants and small bars.

The “Easy to do Business” program, has been piloted in Parramatta, and succeeded in reducing the average time taken to start a business from 18 months to just three months, according to Deputy Premier and Small Business Minister John Barilaro.

He said the program removed barriers and obstacles for small business by drastically cutting the red tape start-ups faced .

“For many businesses one of the biggest challenges they face is navigating all the rules and regulations, and often plans are slowed down by red tape and bureaucracy,” Mr Barilaro said.

“This program has already helped 31 small businesses by replacing 30 government forms with a single online application, connecting them with a case manager and almost halving the amount of duplicated information customers were previously required to provide.”

The program is a joint initiative between Service NSW, the Offices of the NSW Small Business Commissioner, NSW Customer Service Commissioner and Parramatta Council. It will soon be expanded to include local councils in the Northern Beaches, Georges River and Dubbo.