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Wyndham City the twelfth council to sign up to becoming small business friendly

27 June 2019

Wyndham City is set to benefit from a new initiative that we’ve developed with local councils to make it a lot easier for small business to do business.

Wyndham City is the twelfth local council in Victoria to sign up to the Small Business Friendly Council (SBFC) initiative, which is about creating a competitive and fair trading environment for small business.

Acting Victorian Small Business Commissioner Mark Schramm said it’s great to have Wyndham City as the twelfth council to sign up.

“It shows their genuine want to provide local businesses with the support they need to run their business, including through mitigating the impacts of disruptive infrastructure works,” Acting Commissioner Schramm said.

Wyndham City Mayor, Councillor Mia Shaw said small businesses are at the heart of their community and vital to building a strong local economy.

“That’s why we’re thrilled to be signing up to this initiative, which is pivotal to our commitment to supporting Wyndham City business,” Councillor Shaw said.

Minister for Small Business the Hon. Adem Somyurek MP said Victoria is the best state in Australia to build a small business and that red tape cuts by local government will only make it easier to operate a business.

Local councils that sign the SBFC Charter are pledging to pay small businesses within 30 days, support them in managing the impacts of infrastructure projects, streamline approval processes and support local business networks.

In signing, Wyndham City joins Yarra Ranges Council, City of Kingston, Mount Alexander Shire Council, City of Wodonga, Gannawarra Shire Council, Latrobe City Council, Baw Baw Shire Council, City of Yarra, Northern Grampians Shire Council, City of Glen Eira and Corangamite Shire.

Has your council signed up to become small business friendly? Visit Small business friendly councils to learn more.