Starting business

The Huon Valley is a great place to do business. While just a 30-minute drive from Hobart, the area retains much of the beauty and charm of a bygone era.  It is an exciting developing area with loads of potential.

The Huon Valley Council’s Regional Development Unit works with interested investors, developers and existing businesses to provide guidance and support in your dealings with the Council. The Unit is available to facilitate and coordinate your discussions with Council by acting as your primary contact between the various Council services; such as Planning, Building and Environmental Health.  If you have a business idea, or are an existing business seeking to expand, please contact the Regional Development Coordinator to start the conversation.

For more information, please contact our Regional Development Coordinator.

Why do business in the Huon Valley?

The Huon Valley Council is proud to provide a supportive business environment for all commercial operators in conjunction with the range of business support services detailed in this resource.

Council officers are available to assist you through the process of turning your prospective business into reality, or to further develop your existing business to its full potential.

We encourage you to contact Council’s Regional Development unit for further assistance as required.

Business and Development support

The Regional Development Unit can assist by providing tools and support for establishing your business.  We can introduce you to services such as the local business enterprise centre, and other organisations that are available to help you with your business planning.  We also have a number of tools and resources available such as the:

The Regional Development Unit also fosters economic development activity in the Huon Valley. The Regional Development Unit can assist developers by providing advice in relation to proposed development, facilitating prelodgement meetings and providing a point of contact for the duration of the planning and building application process. Through this approach we aim to facilitate a more seamless transition through the process of obtaining planning and building permits from Council.

To assist you in your development planning, the following tools are available: