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 - view the fulll report via the link below

Phase 1 - Economic Development & Action Plan - Background Report & Analysis

Phase 2: Community and Stakeholder Consultation - IN PROGRESS - view the schedule of online workshops via the link below.  

PUBLIC EXHIBITION of PHASE 1 ECONOMIC ANAYSIS AND RESEARCH REPORT

Council invites written submissions and participation in the online workshops on the Phase 1 Economic Analysis and Research Report.

Submission forms are accessible on Council’s website (www.gisc.nsw.gov.au) as well as the village Post Offices at Emmaville, Deepwater and Glencoe.

Kindly note that submissions regarding the abovementioned Phase 1 Economic Analysis and Research Report close at 4.30pm ibn Friday 3 July 2020.

Phase 2: Consultation Workshops schedule

Public Comments Form for written submissions

To participate in the community, business and industry online workshops commencing from Monday 15th June please register for a session here:

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/glen-innes-economic-development-consultation-sessions-tickets-104927787838

To participate in the key industry survey's please see the following link:

1. Agriculture - Industry Survey

2. Tourism & Visitor Economy Industry Survey

3. Small Business - Industry Survey

 

Phase 3: Strategy Development & Delivery

Phase 4: Action Plan Development & Delivery