Economic Development Strategy & Action Plan

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - A STRATEGIC OVERVIEW

The vision to date has been based on community values and expectations, Glen Innes Severn area will retain its strong agricultural base, build its tourism offerings and target new business growth. 

A proactive strategy for population and employment growth will be supported by an attractive environment for new investment that is ‘open for business’ – creating one of the leading inland destinations for ‘tree change’ and lifestyle-driven business growth in New South Wales. 

GLEN INNES SEVERN COUNCIL Economic Development Strategy Glen lnnes Severn Area 2012 to 2017 

Like many regional areas in Australia, Glen Innes Severn area faces the challenges of an ageing population, low or negative population growth and an aspiration to keep the same lifestyle into the future. 

The community’s endorsement of a growth focused future is one of its key strengths – the commitment to investment and change to maintain prosperity in the area for future generations. 

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Northern New England High Country REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY 2018–2022 - SUMMARY

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Northern New England High Country REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY 2018–2022 - SUPPORTING ANALYSIS

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FUTURE PLANNING - OUR NEXT STRATEGY

There is a lot about to happen in Glen Innes Highlands and the common theme is MORE – more investment, more doctors, more hospital facilities, more infrastructure, more tourism and much more.... 

This financial year we’re focused on delivering a new Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan to ensure our town’s future is vibrant, prosperous and delivering against our community’s expectations.

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The 2019-20 Operational Plan action item ED 1.1.1.1 is to “Undertake a review of the existing Economic Development Strategy and develop a ‘Whole of Place’ Economic Development Strategy & Action Plan to 2025”. The operational plan targets to achieve this action item are:

1. Develop a framework for a ‘Whole of Place’ approach to Economic Development by 31 December, 2019

2. Provide an allocation of $25,000 in the 2019/20 Operational Plan to utilise Regional Development Australia Northern Inland as project consultants

3. Develop an Economic Development Strategy and Action Plan to 2025 by June 2020.

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In order to achieve these measurable outcomes and provide a robust strategy and action plan to grow our local economy Council will approach the project through a number of phases that require different consultant assistance alongside Council and Community participation led by the Council's Manager Economic Development.

Phase 1: Economic Analysis & Research - completed
Phase 2: Community and Stakeholder Consultation - in action
Phase 3: Strategy Development & Delivery
Phase 4: Action Plan Development & Delivery
 
Community Participation and Consultation - commencing from 15th June
All sessions will commence with a presentation of a cut-down version of the background report followed by a period for questions and then an opportunity for participants to comment. Web sessions will be limited to ten (10) participants and bookable online and subject to change.  There will be five (5) community sessions and three (3) Business & Industry sessions focused on our three (3) key sectors.

Seesions will be available post May Ordinary Council meeting.