At its meeting on 23 August, Council endorsed the Draft Economic Development, Tourism & Investment Attraction Strategy 2022-2032 for public exhibition commencing 25 August 2022. Submissions on the Draft Strategy will closed at 5pm, Thursday 22 September, 2022.
The Draft Economic Development, Tourism & Investment Attraction Strategy 2022-2032 (Draft EDTIA Strategy) delivers a vision and action plan for economic, business and tourism development in Golden Plains Shire over the next 10 years.
The Draft EDTIA Strategy outlines four priority focus areas for the next decade: small towns and enterprise; productive, sustainable landscapes; escape the city; and Shire-based health and education. The strategy’s action plan details Council’s commitment of delivery for all focus groups over the next four years and beyond.
With analysis on the current state of the Golden Plains Shire economy and identification of industries of potential, the Draft EDTIA Strategy lists key infrastructure projects and support programs that will close the gap between the current situation and future potential.
The Draft EDTIA Strategy has been developed in consultation with local businesses, tourism operators, and Golden Plains Shire community members
From 19 May to 20 June 2022, the Economic Development, Tourism & Investment Attraction community survey was open and the feedback from 19 respondents has informed the development of the Draft EDTIA Strategy.
The Draft Economic Development, Tourism & Investment Attraction Strategy 2022-2032 was on public exhibition and open to submissions from Thursday 25 August to 5pm, Thursday 22 September, 2022.
How You Can Be Involved
Community members are invited to make a submission to the Draft EDTIA Strategy 2022-2032.
Print copies of the Draft Customer Experience Strategy 2022-2026 are available at Council’s Customer Hubs, 2 Pope Street, Bannockburn and The Well, 19 Heales Street, Smythesdale.
Submissions may also be made by email to [email protected]; or by mail addressed to Golden Plains Shire Council, PO Box 111, Bannockburn, VIC 3331, marked ‘Urgent – Draft EDTIA Strategy’.
What Happens Next
Council will consider all submissions provided on the Draft EDTIA Strategy during the public exhibition period, with the final Economic Development, Tourism & Investment Attraction Strategy 2022-2032, to be presented for adoption by Council at its meeting in October 2022.