Lockhart Shire's Business Community

Lockhart Shire offers and encourages a diverse range of development opportunities including expansion in the retail industry, development in the agricultural and transport industries and the establishment of tourist related businesses.

Opportunities existing in tourism product development include accommodation, dining, gourmet foods, recreational opportunities and holistic health facilities.

Lockhart Shire Council is committed to strong economic development in the region and has a genuine interest in establishing long term relationships with potential developers.

Council will provide assistance to facilitate the establishment of new businesses and the expansion of current businesses and will also coordinate access to information from government agencies.

Investment Attractions Incentives

In 2017, Lockhart Shire Council introduced a Investment Attractions Incentives package for businesses in key industries and locations that will encourage job growth and business growth in the region. It is also available for new businesses and for those wanting to relocate or expand operations within the region.

The below documents provide further details:



Annual Business Survey

The Lockhart Shire Business Survey is undertaken annually so Council can better understand the state of business in the Shire and can respond to the needs of the business community. The survey enables Council to obtain the views of businesses, with the results used to influence, shape and inform the development and delivery of future plans and strategies, to assist promotion of our area and to use the data in submissions for funding and advocacy.

The results of the 2016 Business Survey are as follows:


Starting A Business

One of the most daunting activities that new small business people must tackle is finding out what laws or regulations must be complied with or licences obtained for their new business.

Start Your Business here is an on-line, self-gui...

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Business Assistance Programs

business.gov.au is an online government resource for the Australian business community.

business.gov.au offers you simple and convenient access to all of the government information, forms and services you need. It's a whole-of-governm...

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Single Business Service

Single business service is putting the needs of Australian businesses first by simplifying and streamlining access to information and advice.

Delivered through business.gov.au including a 13 28 46 contact centre and AusIndustry’s nationa...

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Riverina BEC

The Riverina Business Enterprise Centre is a community based “Not-for-Profit” organisation established to foster the growth of business throughout the Riverina. The Centre is based in Wagga with a mobile business advisor servicing the Eastern R...

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Let's Go Local in Lockhart Shire

Did you know money spent at local businesses generates 3.5 times more wealth for the whole local economy compared to money spent outside our Shire?

Shopping locally creates jobs, strengthens the community, encourages local prosperity and...

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