Check out the final strategy
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback in shaping the strategy. It was endorsed by Council in June 2023. Check out the final strategy here.
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.
To view the Draft MidCoast Economic Development Strategy document in full-screen in the interactive PDF viewer above, select the bracket icon at the bottom-right side the toolbar to enable full-screen.
If you are having trouble viewing the document in the interactive PDF viewer, you may also download the full MidCoast Economic Development Strategy here.
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.
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.
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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