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Driving local economic growth is something that has a long-term positive impact on the future of all our communities.

We invited business, industry and community members to share feedback on our first Economic Development Strategy.

Thank you to everyone who contributed, your input has helped to shape the final strategy.

Learn more about what you told us

Your feedback is important to how we developed the draft Economic Development Strategy.

the aim of this strategy is to attract...

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We worked closely with the business chambers across the MidCoast, through our Economic Development Strategy Reference Group, in the development of the draft strategy.

The draft strategy is based on the objectives of ‘attract’ and ‘grow’.

The draft strategy includes 10 action areas to achieve these aims. They centre around workers and professions, investment, businesses, residents, visitors and events.

These actions are a joint responsibility with local business and industry and will rely heavily on attracting external funding.

Reference group

The draft strategy was developed with input from the MidCoast Economic Development Strategy - Reference Group.

The group includes members of the business community including representatives of the MidCoast Business Chamber, Forster Tuncurry Business Chamber, Team Taree and Gloucester Business Chamber and an independent community representative.

It was established to provide leadership, strategic advice and feedback to Council and the business community on the development of an Economic Development Strategy for the MidCoast.

The group has met on a regular basis since its inception meeting in October 2022.

Got a question?

Contact our​​ Growth, Economic Development and Tourism Team for questions about the strategy.
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​​Growth, Economic Development and Tourism Team

Phone: (02) 7955 7777


We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and live, the Gathang-speaking people and pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who now reside in the MidCoast Council area. We extend our respect to elders past and present, and to all future cultural-knowledge holders.

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Our commitments to you

We deliver benefits for our community in a way that adds value and builds trust.

Why we are engaging

We are committed to engaging with our community in a meaningful way to support decision making, plan for projects, and to strengthen our communities.

By inviting your participation, we aim to create a sense of belonging, connection and involvement, and ultimately greater ownership of decisions by the whole community.

Have Your Say is our online tool for dynamic digital community engagement and provides an opportunity to stay informed and share what matters to you.