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Economic Development Strategy

Council adopted a new Economic Development Strategy in July 2014. Council commissioned this Economic Development Strategy in order to consider and plan for its role in achieving the following broad objectives:

  • Encouraging and facilitating a vibrant and sustainable local economy
  • Maintaing a low unemployment rate
  • Increasing the number of local jobs
  • Increasing employment opportunities for young people


Council is proudly business friendly and staff are available to provide assistance to prospective investors including:

  • Information provision regarding the local economy
  • Contacts for other relevant authorities and organisations
  • Assistance and support through planning processes
  • Excellent customer service

To view a copy of the full Economic Development Strategy go to Economic Development Strategy(3187 kb). For more information on the strategy contact Greg Sarre, Manager Strategic Planning and Economic Development at