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2017 Golden Plains Business Survey

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A big thank you to the 53 businesses who completed the 2017 Golden Plains Business Survey.  View survey results



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. 

Engagement Update

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.  

Key issues

  • More support needed for local business (including more locals buying local and more opportunites to promote businesses)

  • Lack of infrastructure and services (including telecommunicatons)

Main opportunites

  • Eco- tourism

  • Intensive and non-intensive agriculture

  • Growing populaton

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

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What Happens Next

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. 

Contact Information

Helena Charles
Senior Economic Development Officer
5220 7102
Project Category: 
Economy and Tourism
Last Updated: 
Friday, September 8, 2017
Project Status: 
Past Project
The annual Golden Plains Business Survey aims to gauge the state of the Shire’s economy, businesses and industry.

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Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.