Business, Industry and Visitor Economy Strategy

Feedback closed Sunday 3 September 2023.

See the project timeline for further opportunities for input.

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We are developing a Business, Industry and Visitor Economy Strategy.

The strategy aims to provide a clear direction for a resilient, adaptable, and sustainable economy.

In response to a rapidly changing economy, we have brought all sectors into one strategy.

We're working with consultants from Lucid Economics and Tilma Group to develop the Strategy.

Research, workshops, interviews

From February 2023, we've been researching, workshopping and interviewing with:

  • local businesses from various industry sectors
  • Chambers of Commerce and industry and networking groups
  • Agency stakeholders
  • our Business and Industry Advisory Committee

We asked for their thoughts on:

  • background research findings
  • economic advantages, barriers, challenges, opportunities, and strengths
  • Council’s role in economic development

How can I have input?

We did quick check in with the community to make sure that we are on the right track.

Feedback closed Sunday 3 September 2023.

See the project timeline for more information and further opportunities for input as the project progresses.


In response to fire, flood, COVID-19 and population changes, this Strategy continues the work of several Council projects including:

For more information about Council’s 2021 decision to move forward with a 'whole of business' industry strategy: