Draft Economic Development Strategy On Exhibition

Tuesday, 23 Feb 2021

Draft Economic Development Strategy On Exhibition Residents are encouraged to have their say on the new Economic Development Strategy; a five-year vision for how Council can support Griffith’s economy.
The draft Economic Development Strategy, Evolve Griffith 2020 – 2025, is currently on public exhibition.
The 56-page document provides an economic overview of Griffith and identifies a diverse range of opportunities across three themes:
•           A location of choice for innovative agriculture and dynamic manufacturing
•           A location of choice for business investment, learning and living
•           A destination of choice for regional tourism
Griffith Mayor, Councillor John Dal Broi said the Strategy sets out a pathway to build the local economy and benefit the whole community.
“Overall, 45 opportunities for action were identified, each being assessed and reviewed by Senior Council staff and the Business Development & Major Projects Committee,” said Councillor Dal Broi.
"We want to make sure that Griffith is an ideal place to live, work and invest in.”
“This strategy comes at a time when people are looking to regional areas as an alternative to the metro lifestyle, whether it’s through lack of work opportunities, housing affordability or lifestyle challenges.”
Council commissioned consultants SC Lennon & Associates in 2020 to prepare the Griffith Economic Development Strategy 2020-2025, providing Council with strategic direction to support the sustainable development of the local economy.
The consultants worked closely with Council and other key stakeholders to establish a new vision and framework for promoting and facilitating economic development activity across the Griffith City LGA.
They engaged with members of the Griffith business community, key government agencies and institutions to help inform the development of a visionary yet practical strategy that will focus Council’s activities as a supporter, enabler and promoter of economic development for the next five years.
Anyone wishing to make comment on the Draft Economic Development Strategy can do so in writing addressed to the General Manager, Griffith City Council, PO Box 485, Griffith NSW 2680, via email to admin@griffith.nsw.gov.au or via the submission box on Council’s ‘On Exhibition’ page at griffith.nsw.gov.au.
Comments or submissions will be received up to 4pm, Friday, 26 March 2021.  For more information contact Council’s Economic Development Coordinator, Oumi Karenga-Hewitt on 1300 176 077.
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