Feedback is being sought on the Draft Small Business Regulation Review (Retail Sector) Action Statement that aims to cut red tape and reduce the regulatory burden for small retail businesses.

The review is an opportunity for retail businesses and other Victorians to have their say before the Action Statement is released later this year.

Small retail businesses, industry associations, councils and state regulators have worked together to design these reforms to ensure the key regulatory concerns of Victoria’s small businesses are effectively addressed.

The draft Action Statement addresses regulatory barriers that are stopping Victorian small retail businesses from thriving and identifies four key areas of reform, including:

  1. Making it easier to discover what is needed to start and grow a business
  2. Reducing the time taken for approvals
  3. Making it easier to understand and comply with food safety regulation
  4. Making retail leases fairer and easier to understand

The Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources is leading the review, which is part of the Victorian Government’s broader regulatory reform program.

Read the draft Action Statement – please submit any feedback by 23 June 2017.



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