Council welcomes state-wide changes to support home businesses

Published on 11 November 2020

Uralla Shire Council welcomes the announcement by Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall that definition changes now made it clear that online retail sales could be transacted from home, through an amendment to the Standard Instrument Local Environment Plan, regardless of where the goods traded were produced.

Uralla Shire Council General Manager, Ms Kate Jessep said this is a welcome change that will benefit not only the residents of Uralla Shire but those across the entire State.

“Earlier in the year Uralla Shire Council sought independent legal advice and also approached the NSW Planning Department, regarding the definition of retail in the Local Environment Plan (LEP).”

“This has been a challenge for our Council and we have continually scrutinised the situation and how best to support our local home businesses in planning matters.”

“Council would like to apologise for any confusion experienced in the community and acknowledge the work of the Uralla Shire Business Chamber for also lobbying the state government on this issue.”

“We also look forward to receiving feedback from the Business Chamber’s public meeting and working with home businesses to support them in continuing to grow their businesses,” Ms Jessep said.

Ms Jessep said that Council is committed to supporting business activity and economic growth within Uralla Shire especially with the challenges local businesses have faced with drought and COVID-19.

For further information on home based businesses and when approval is needed please visit our website online here.

For media enquiries, please contact:
Uralla Shire Council | 02 6778 6300

CORRECTION: The first issue of this release was not consistent with the announcement made by the Member for Northern Tablelands Mr Adam Marshall on Monday, 9 November 2020. We apologise for the error.

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