90 day projects

Starting a restaurant

Opening a restaurant or café remains a popular choice for people starting their own business. The first 90 Day Regulatory Mapping project was around the steps involved in opening a restaurant in WA. This has now been developed into an easy read interactive guide.

Eco and nature-based tourism

Have your say - tell us about your experiences in eco-tourism

If you are a small business owner in the eco or nature-based tourism sector the Department of Finance would very much welcome your feedback about what you believe are the main burdens on your sector. More information about this 90 Day project is available here.

You can provide feedback through an online survey, which is open until 28 February 2017.

Small retailers

Following the launch of the 90 Day Regulatory Mapping projects earlier this year, the Small Business Development Corporation, in collaboration with the Department of Finance, has launched a new project focussing on the red tape burdens involved in opening a retail outlet.

Retail is an important contributor to the WA economy. As at June 2015 the State had more than 12,000 small retailers.  

Due to the tight scope of this project it is not possible to include all retailers and we will be excluding retailers in the fuel, liquor, motor vehicle and supermarket/grocery sectors. Retailers who operate only through e-commerce (online) channels are also excluded.

This mapping project is due to be completed by mid December 2016.


A 90 Day mapping project focussed on aquaculture has recently been completed by the Department of Finance. Further details about the project can be found on their website.