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Cut through the red tape!

Issued: 
January 12, 2017

The Victorian Red Tape Commissioner, Dr Matthew Butlin, is spending time in the Latrobe Valley to investigate ways to reduce red tape for businesses across Latrobe City, Baw Baw Shire and Wellington Shire, and break down regulatory barriers to business growth.

The Commissioner wants to hear first-hand from businesses across the Latrobe Valley that are affected by regulations and what their experiences have been like with regulatory bodies or permitting organisations.

Wellington Shire Council Mayor Carolyn Crossley is delighted Council is hosting a round table business forum with the Commissioner and is encouraging Wellington Shire businesses to take advantage of this rare and unique opportunity.

“This is the first time the Red Tape Commissioner has visited Wellington Shire since he came into office in September 2015,” says the Mayor

“We are extremely grateful to have the opportunity for local businesses to meet with the Commissioner face-to-face and raise the red tape barriers they are experiencing directly with him.”

Red tape is experienced in different ways by businesses and individuals. It includes rules and regulations that seem unnecessary and prevent things from being done quickly and easily. It can lead to pointless delays, costs and time wasted not concentrating on the business.

The forum is open to business owners and employees, advisors, industry associations, lawyers, consultants, bookkeepers, accountants and retailers.

The forum is taking place on Wednesday 1 February from 6pm to 7pm in the Hua Room at the Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre. There will also be the opportunity to engage informally with the Commissioner afterwards.

For more information and to register your place at the forum, contact Geoff Hay, Senior Economic Development Officer on 1300 366 244.

Spaces are limited so get in quick to secure your spot!

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