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New guidelines to reduce impact on small business from roadworks

State and Local Governments will be expected to follow a new blueprint on managing roadworks impacts on small businesses according to Small Business Commissioner John Chapman.  

The new document “Open for to Business – Making Roadworks Work” was released at a forum of Small Business Friendly Councils convened by the Small Business Commissioner today.  

“Both levels of Government will have no excuses for not adopting the principles laid out in this document,” Mr Chapman said.  

“In my role, the issue of roadworks affecting small businesses has been one of the most difficult to deal with as Governments seem to think it is okay to rip up and close roads with little consideration of the impact on small businesses” Mr Chapman said. 

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