All businesses in Victoria are required to operate within the state-wide Planning legislation including home based businesses.
The home based business clause of the planning scheme is the same in every council’s planning scheme.
They are in place to ensure businesses operate on a level playing field but allow small scale operators to run their business from home.
In the case of the Little Produce Box not all of the goods sold were grown, made or produced on-site and this is a requirement of the Victorian Planning Provisions.
Council’s Compliance Enforcement team have been working with the owners over recent weeks to help them operate within the requirements of these regulations.
If you operate a home based business in the Central Goldfields Shire and you are unsure about your requirements please contact our Planning Compliance Enforcement team on 5461 0645.