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Business support services and information provided by a range of local, state and federal organisations:
- Setting Up Your Business
- Small Business Assistance
- Local Business Support Providers
- Other Support Services and Information
- Grants & Financial Assistance
- Permits and Licenses
- Chambers of Commerce, Business Networks, Industry Group
- Cassowary Coast Regional Council Economic Development Reference Group
Council's Development Incentive Scheme
A development incentive scheme has been introduced for the Cassowary Coast region, offering a 50 per cent reduction in infrastructure charges for certain developments. The scheme applies to developments approved from 13 December 2016 and completed by 14 December 2018. It largely promotes commercial, industrial and tourism development in different parts of the region but also promotes some infill residential development. The scheme has been introduced to help stimulate investment in the Cassowary Coast region. It is part of a broader investment incentives strategy being developed by Council. Click here to access Council's information sheet on Development Incentives.
Launchpad a win for small business in Cassowary Coast
If you are looking to turn your small business idea into reality, the new Business Launchpad is here to help in the Cassowary Coast region.
The Queensland Government’s Business Launchpad takes the guesswork out of setting up and running your business by consolidating the licences, permits and other important regulatory information you’ll need to open your doors and start trading.
This new digital tool is available to people looking to set up and run a new food and beverage or residential construction small business in the Cassowary Coast area.
With the Business Launchpad you can save time and effort by easily identifying and applying for licences from all levels of government. You can:
- create personalised guides with curated content specific to your business type, location and services
- sign in to save progress and access your account from any device
- pre-fill, complete, sign and submit some licensing forms online.
Get started at www.business.qld.gov.au/launchpad.