Council adopted its Economic Development, Tourism and Investment Attraction Strategy 2022-2032 at its 25 October Council Meeting.
The Economic Development, Tourism and Investment Attraction Strategy 2022-2032 (EDTIA Strategy) delivers a vision and action plan for economic, business and tourism development in Golden Plains Shire over the next 10 years.
The 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 areas over the next four years and beyond.
Council’s EDTIA Strategy was developed following community engagement, with community members completing a survey on economic development, tourism and investment attraction in Golden Plains in May and June, and a public exhibition period of the Draft EDTIA Strategy from 25 August to 22 September 2022.
Golden Plains Shire Mayor Cr Gavin Gamble says Council was pleased to adopt the final EDTIA Strategy following public consultation over several months.
“Economic development plays an important role in many of the strategic objectives of the Council Plan 2021-2025 and it’s wonderful to have the EDTIA strategy in place to aide in those strategic objectives being reached.
“Positive economic development and investment attraction, along with a healthy and sustainable tourism market, support our local small businesses, larger industries and job creation and stability in Golden Plains.
“The actions outlined in this Strategy will play an important role in the growth of the Golden Plains economy, while also extending beyond the traditional economic commitment to include actions to advocate for and improve local health services, education and climate change initiatives.”