Integrated Economic Growth and Development Strategy
As part of the Fit for the Future Improvement Plan, Council identified the preparation of an Integrated Economic Growth and Development Strategy as a key action.
Work commenced on development of the Strategy in late 2015, with key business and community stakeholders interviewed to seek their views on a range of matters relating to our local economy.
In May 2016, Council invited key stakeholders to a facilitated workshop to get input into the drafting of a strategy and potential actions that could be included. The outcomes of this workshop and the earlier interviews informed the draft Strategy and Action Plan.
A second workshop was held on the draft Strategy and Action Plan in May 2017. Input from participants at the workshop informed the final draft Strategy that Council endorsed for public exhibition. The draft Strategy was placed on public exhibition from 21 June to 4 August 2017. Council is now considering submissions received before finalising the Strategy.