Moreland Council pledges to become small business friendly

On Thursday 21 August Moreland City Council pledged to become a Small Business Friendly Council following the signing of the Charter Agreement at Coburg Civic Centre.

In partnership with the Victorian Small Business Commission, Council will assist people running small businesses by helping them to manage the impacts of infrastructure projects, streamline the approval process when starting a business and help set up and support local business networks.


Commitments from VSBC and Merri-bek City Council include:

  • Working with small businesses disrupted by infrastructure projects
  • Supporting the creation of small buiness networks across Victoria
  • Providing faster permit approvals processe for small businesses
  • Promptly paying small businesses for services
  • Providing easy to read, easy to understand information for Victorian small businesses
  • Foster open channels of communication between the VSBC and local councils


Useful links to resources:

Guide to managing disruption

Building strong business networks

VSBC retail lease checklists

Australian Supplier Payment Code


More information about the Charter available at the VSBC website or read the media release (PDF 94Kb).