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Opening and running a café, small bar or restaurant in Griffith just got easier with Griffith City Council partnering with Service NSW and the Office of the NSW Small Business Commissioner.

The joint initiative, titled ‘Easy to do Business’ will be launched in Griffith from this Wednesday 30 May 2018.

Through one online portal you will receive step-by-step guidance and support across local, state and federal government requirements, to open and grow your business. Easy to do Business is free of charge and gives you peace of mind by letting you know upfront the time, fees and effort involved.

Mayor John Dal Broi said that a thriving economy and creating more local jobs is important to Council.

“We understand the difficulty, hurdles and red tape that people go through just to get a business up and running, which is why we are excited to launch Easy to do Business here in Griffith City Council. This program is not only free of charge, it lives up to its name.”

With streamlined forms and one phone number to remove complexity when opening a café, small bar or restaurant, you can spend less time on paperwork and more time on your business. And, for added assurance, you will be supported by a dedicated personal Business Concierge through the process.

Easy to do Business has already reduced the time it takes to open a café, small bar or restaurant making it faster to set up your business. With new industries such as housing construction and retail being added in the future, we are looking forward to more ways to make it easier for you to do business in Griffith City Council.

“Griffith City Council is delighted to be able to continue our support of local business by joining this program. We encourage anyone interested in opening a café, small bar or restaurant to take advantage of this service,” Cr Dal Broi said.

For more information see Council’s Customer Service team, visit or call 13 77 88.