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ENSURING red tape didn’t get in the way of business wanting to operate in South Australia was the key message of the state’s premier today.

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Premier Jay Weatherill announced the establishment of a new Simpler Regulation Unit that will work with industries to remove or improve regulations so that businesses can better support jobs growth.

“Businesses have told me that whilst there is growing confidence when it comes to pursuing development projects in South Australia, more needs to be done to ensure they are realised in a timely way,” Weatherill said.

Developers with projects valued over $3 million across the State will be invited to contact Department of Premier and Cabinet Chief Executive Jim Hallion to get help through any blockages they might have in front of them across all levels of government.

“These blockages might be related to issues such as planning, environment, council regulations, water, liquor licensing and so on,” said Weatherill.

The Premier also announced that every government board and committee will be abolished unless it can be demonstrated it has an essential purpose that cannot be fulfilled in an alternative way.

“The large number of boards and committees currently in existence contribute to duplication, unnecessary complexity and inefficiency within government,” Mr Weatherill said.

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