Corangamite Shire

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Council adopts Economic Development Strategy 2017-2021

Click here to download the Economic Development Strategy 2017-2021

Corangamite Shire has identified as a significant agriculture and manufacturing sector in the Economic Development Strategy 2017-2021 presented to Council at its February meeting.

Mayor Jo Beard said the Strategy saw a review of the Shire’s current situation, existing directions, stakeholder engagement, input and feedback.

“From these findings, which included the results of a Business Survey conducted in 2016, a five-year plan for the Shire has been established, providing economic guidance for both Council and its stakeholders,” Cr Beard said.

“We are promoting the Shire as being open for business and business opportunities within our region are highly sought after.

“Population growth, tourism and road infrastructure where all identified in the Strategy as being key areas required to encourage and improve economic growth within the Shire,” she said.

Further considerations incorporated in the Strategy, ranged from the leadership role that Corangamite takes in identifying and leveraging opportunities, developing strong working relationships with businesses, increasing the provision of accommodation in the Shire, promotion of unique destination and shopping experiences, and community facilities and services to promote liveability.

Manager Economic Development and Tourism Michael Emerson said the Economic Development Strategy involved a number of themes and supporting actions.

“Themes include maintaining leadership in Economic Development, promoting population retention and growth, expanding food and fibre manufacturing and further the development of emerging industries.

“With these actions supporting the strategy Council aims to implement activities and initiatives, in turn proving a framework for economic growth and sustainability in our region,” he said.

For more information please contact the Economic Development and Tourism Unit on 5593 7100.