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Whitsunday Regional Council has taken the first steps to leading and creating a more diverse economy with SC Lennon and Associates appointed consultants to prepare the region’s first ever Economic Development Strategy.
Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Andrew Willcox said the Whitsunday Regional Economic Development Strategy 2017-2021 will provide a clear framework for the Whitsundays future growth.
“The strategy will identify the region’s strengths as well as challenges and give a clear pathway for economic development with a strong focus being on actions that can be achieved over the next five years.
“It will identify how we can create a more diverse economy that is resilient to boom and bust cycles and how we can drive productivity by working smarter.
“At the heart of the new Economic Development Strategy is a Mayor, Councillors and Council that will work together efficiently as a united organisation to deliver positive outcomes for our community,” Mayor Willcox said.
Director of SC Lennon & Associates Mr Sasha Lennon said extensive community consultation will be an important part of the strategy development process.
“This is a strategy for the region so it is essential that we engage with communities in Proserpine, Bowen, Collinsville, Cannonvale and Airlie Beach to hear what they have to say about current issues and emerging opportunities for economic development in their local areas.”
“With a good mix of industry and a variety of lifestyle choices, the Whitsunday Region is diverse, so a successful strategy will be one which recognises and capitalises on this diversity,” he said.
Work on Council’s new economic development strategy has already begun and, following consultation throughout the Whitsunday Region in early December and into the new year, a draft will be prepared and made available for public comment in March 2017.
For more information about the Whitsunday Region Economic Development Strategy, contact Whitsunday Regional Council on (07) 4945 0200.