Join the conversation – Economic Development Strategy

Council is calling on community members, ratepayers and business operators to be involved in the development of an Alpine Shire Economic Development Strategy.

25 May 2020

A healthy economy is central to a thriving community and a sustainable region. Many factors influence the strength, health and future of our local economy.

Council plays a role in both immediate support to local businesses and employers and longer-term thinking about the sustainability of our local and regional economy.

Mayor Peter Roper said feedback from residents, ratepayers, community groups and businesses operators is essential to forming a strategy that is reflective of the needs of the Alpine Shire community.

“We have engaged a team of economic specialists to support us with this process,” he said.

“It is essential that we take a well-informed approach to identify how we can respond to and make the most of broader global opportunities and trends.

“The views of community are vital in developing this strategy, which aims to identify and map out opportunities for a sustainable, resilient economic future for the Alpine Shire.”

Cr Roper said anyone who lives, works or visits our Shire has an interest in the health of our economy.

“We know that we are working in a time of rapid change and uncertainty,” he said.

“Our communities have been impacted by bushfires and the current global coronavirus pandemic.

“We need to respond to these immediate events and identify opportunities for Council to support the rebuild of our local economy, with an eye on the future.”

The success of this Strategy will rely on a ‘whole of community approach’, so please get involved!

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