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Permits, approvals and public health

When starting or adapting your business, any change of use to land or a building may require approval. Council encourages businesses to make contact to find out if you need a development approval, because some business activities may be exempt.

Council also assists businesses that have a legislative responsibility to minimise risks to public health. Our Public and Environmental Health Team undertakes regular inspections of businesses where there are risks to public health, and ensures that operators are aware of their responsibilities.

More information

For more information, contact our Development Help Desk:

or our environmental health team: