Those renovation plans you had scheduled may be able to happen sooner than you anticipated. The West Australian Government is currently working towards reducing the amount of red tape faced by residents wanting to undertake small renovation projects such as installing decking and patios.
If all goes ahead, renovators will be able to jump past the planning approvals phase and get straight to work.
This work has been a long running conversation within the Government, and now is at the front of the line in a bid to stimulate the economy and provide so much needed energy in WA. Under the reform, we will see the ability to undertake ‘small residential projects’, such as minor extensions, patios, carports, shade sails and pergolas. The changes under the Planning and Development (Local Planning Schemes) Regulations 2015 will mean less red tape for your traditional renovation projects.
This is great news for not only the everyday consumer looking to make some improvements around their home (and fill in time until we can all go out again), but also for those small business in our community. This is an excellent move for our state, and we are here to support however needed. Premier, Mark McGowan said that “a household who wants to put up a shed or a patio or some shade sails, to have to get planning approval from the local council is expensive and unnecessary”.
And for our small business owners, if you find yourself thinking now is the time to invest in yourself, we can help you secure commercial finance today.