“Can-Do” Territory: New Portal Making it Easier to Set Up Business

NT Government

The Territory Labor Government promised to make the Territory the easiest place in the country to do business – and we are doing just that.

The Can-Do Territory online portal launches today and will enable people to apply online, in one spot, to start up a café, restaurant or retail business.

The new digital portal is a direct recommendation of the Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission. We’re slashing red tape and making it easier for small businesses to start, run and grow – saving time and resources for busy business owners.

This is just the beginning, the platform will continue to expand, including more business applications, improving and streamlining approval processes and making it easier for Territorians to lodge and track forms and access business information.

As part of the first stage of the Can-Do Territory portal, from today, anyone looking to lodge and track applications online to start a café, restaurant or retail business include:

· Registering or renewing a food business

· Applying for a liquor licence

· Applying for a trade waste permit

· Accessing key links to information such as applying for an ABN, how to write a business plan or advice on licences and permits

Once an application is made a tracking number will be sent via SMS and be unique to the applicant.

The Territory Labor Government is backing up the new system with a $10 million investment.

Visit the portal at www.candoterritory.nt.gov.au

Quotes from Paul Kirby, Minister for Small Business

“The Can-Do Territory portal is about supporting business owners by putting everything in one, easy-to-find place.

“The Territory is emerging from the Coronavirus in prime position to be the comeback capital.

“This was a Territory Economic Reconstruction Commission recommendation and we haven’t wasted a day delivering it.

“We’ve listened to small business owners, so we know that less time spent on red-tape and paperwork means more time growing their business and creating jobs.”

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