2017 Golden Plains Business Survey
The Golden Plains Business Survey aims to gauge the state of the Shire’s economy, businesses and industry. The survey is conducted annually to help Council respond to emerging trends.
All business owners in Golden Plains Shire were invited to complete the 2017 Golden Plains Business Survey. Council received 53 responses from across the Shire.
More support needed for local business (including more locals buying local and more opportunites to promote businesses)
Lack of infrastructure and services (including telecommunicatons)
Intensive and non-intensive agriculture
Key initiatives that businesses want to see implemented
Improved services and infrastructure (high school, supermarket, retail space, roads, public transport, water, and telecommunicatons)
Further support for outlying towns
‘Buy local’ campaign initated by Council for the Shire
What Happens Next
An internal report will be produced on the survey results and will be considered as part of the annual review of the economic development and tourism team’s activities. Survey feedback will help to guide our economic development activities, and assist us in lobbying for improved infrastructure, telecommunications, and services.