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Community and business input on draft Economic Development and Visitor Economy Strategy 2022-2025 sought by Baw Baw Shire Council
Baw Baw Shire Council is currently seeking community and business input on the draft Economic Development and Visitor Economy Strategy 2022-2025.
The Baw Baw Shire Council's draft Strategy seeks to develop and deliver sustainable economic growth and a bright, thriving future for the region and its businesses. It identifies four key areas of focus for growing Baw Baw Shire's economy.
Baw Baw Shire Council is seeking the community feedback on the draft Economic Development and Visitor Economy Strategy 2022-2025, and also inviting the community members to complete the survey on the provided page
Key areas for growing the shire
The key areas of focus for growing Baw Baw Shire's economy are:
- Leadership and advocacy
- Business attraction and investment
- Business and workforce development
- Visitor economy and major events
Feedback received throughout the public consultation will directly inform a range of Council actions over the next three years aimed at driving Baw Baw's economic development.
How residents and businesses can get involved
This draft Strategy is now open for public review and feedback. To provide input, interested community members can complete an online and hard copy survey or make a submission to Council in writing. This consultation opportunity will remain open until Monday, 15 November 2021.
Following this consultation period, Council will collate and review all feedback received and identify key themes the community would like to see incorporated into the new Strategy. The refined Economic Development and Visitor Economy Strategy 2022-2025 will then be presented back to Council for adoption later in the year.
Economic focus and actions for the future
Mayor Cr Danny Goss said, "The economic environment of not only Baw Baw but the entire Gippsland region has evolved throughout this pandemic. It is important that Council's economic focus and actions for the future drive recovery and growth. The draft Economic Development and Visitor Economy Strategy will ultimately guide Council's economic vision for the next three years. Our community must get involved and have their say on these key decisions that will shape Baw Baw's future".
Deputy Mayor Cr Michael Leaney "This draft strategy is all about the economy of this Shire and the businesses that run within it. This document is so important, as it outlines how our region's economy can grow and how we will manage this growth moving forward in a number of sectors. I implore our community to give their feedback on this draft document, as it is valuable in shaping future policies for the shire''.
Community feedback sought
Cr Annemarie McCabe said, "Baw Baw Shire is growing at a rapid rate, and we need to keep up with this trend by encouraging economic development into the region. The four key areas highlighted in this draft document all have a significant benefit for the community. This strategy will have an impact on all of us in the community and I look forward to seeing the outcome of the consultation".
Cr Keith Cook said, "Baw Baw Shire has seen incredible growth in recent years. We don't have to look far to see new developments sprout up around us. When these residents move to the shire, buy new blocks and build new homes, they are creating and retaining crucial jobs and bringing economic development to the Shire. This is an important document I hope to see our community provide feedback on and look forward to seeing the results".
For more information please visit the council's Have Your Say section.
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