Business Incentive Policy Review

This public exhibition is now closed. A final report is expected to be presented to Council on the 14 November 2019.

At the Council meeting held on the 13 September 2018 the Business Incentive Policy was adopted by Council. A detailed review has been undertaken and proposed amendments have been put forward to Council. At the Council meeting held on 12 September 2019, Council endorsed to place the revised (draft) Business Incentive Policy on public exhibition, for a period of 28 days.

The policy encourages the development of a robust Coffs Harbour economy which is resilient to fluctuations in the economic cycle, has a broad range of business activities and supports the growth and development of sustainable employment opportunities for Coffs Harbour’s population.

This policy provides a holistic approach to support business investment and reinvestment in the regional economy, when the investment would not otherwise occur. It also encourages diversification of the economy. Coffs Harbour City Council supports business development and growth and prepared this policy to offer a range of developer contribution and charge incentives to encourage new businesses and the expansion of existing businesses. This Policy is aimed at facilitating the development of businesses as they go through the challenging development phase.

The policy provides a range of solutions to deal with developer charges and contributions arising from the development process. This range of incentives allows for all size of businesses to take advantage of this policy.

The draft revised policy document contains further details and is linked to this engagement. There will also be a hardcopy of the draft revised policy provided at the Customer Service Centre (Chambers) Building located on the corner of Coffs and Castle Street, Coffs Harbour.

In order for Council to progress the offerings of this policy incentive, it is most beneficial that Council seeks Community feedback. Council welcomes any comments in relation to this policy and requests this feedback to be provided in written form.

All submissions received will be provided to Council and the submissions will assist in the final determination of this policy.

This public exhibition is now closed. A final report is expected to be presented to Council on the 14 November 2019.

At the Council meeting held on the 13 September 2018 the Business Incentive Policy was adopted by Council. A detailed review has been undertaken and proposed amendments have been put forward to Council. At the Council meeting held on 12 September 2019, Council endorsed to place the revised (draft) Business Incentive Policy on public exhibition, for a period of 28 days.

The policy encourages the development of a robust Coffs Harbour economy which is resilient to fluctuations in the economic cycle, has a broad range of business activities and supports the growth and development of sustainable employment opportunities for Coffs Harbour’s population.

This policy provides a holistic approach to support business investment and reinvestment in the regional economy, when the investment would not otherwise occur. It also encourages diversification of the economy. Coffs Harbour City Council supports business development and growth and prepared this policy to offer a range of developer contribution and charge incentives to encourage new businesses and the expansion of existing businesses. This Policy is aimed at facilitating the development of businesses as they go through the challenging development phase.

The policy provides a range of solutions to deal with developer charges and contributions arising from the development process. This range of incentives allows for all size of businesses to take advantage of this policy.

The draft revised policy document contains further details and is linked to this engagement. There will also be a hardcopy of the draft revised policy provided at the Customer Service Centre (Chambers) Building located on the corner of Coffs and Castle Street, Coffs Harbour.

In order for Council to progress the offerings of this policy incentive, it is most beneficial that Council seeks Community feedback. Council welcomes any comments in relation to this policy and requests this feedback to be provided in written form.

All submissions received will be provided to Council and the submissions will assist in the final determination of this policy.

Electronic Submissions

In order for Council to consider electronic submissions each submission must:
a) contain legitimate contact details;
b) be received by Council during the submission period; and
c) be correctly or ‘properly’ made to include the proposal title and reasons for the submission.

Submissions which do not satisfy the above criteria may not be considered. Further details can be found in Council's Submission Policy.

Council is committed to openness and transparency in its decision making processes.  The Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009 requires Council to provide public access to information held unless there are overriding public interest considerations against disclosure.  Any submissions received will be made publicly available unless the writer can demonstrate that the release of part or all of the information would not be in the public interest.  However, Council would be obliged to release information as required by court order or other specific law.

CLOSED: This survey has concluded.