Economic Development Strategy

The short video below provides an outline of Council's Economic Development Strategy project.

Council held the second forum on its Economic Development Strategy on Tuesday 18 July from 5.30pm to 7.30pm at the Town Hall, 50 Learmonth Street, Queenscliff .

At the forum, Council sought further ideas and views regarding the propositions that will inform the draft Economic Development Strategy.

The draft Economic Development Strategy will be finalised following the second industry forum, prior to release of the Strategy for community consultation.

Council appreciates the continuing willingness of local businesses and the broader community to contribute to and participate in the creation of an Economic Development Strategy to meet the unique needs and goals of the Borough.

Council released the Discussion Paper on its Economic Development Strategy in early June for community review and comment. The Discussion Paper includes a profile of the local economy and an assessment of strengths and weaknesses, areas of competitive advantage and opportunities.

Click here to download a copy of the Discussion Paper.

Please note that the questionnaire accompanying the Discussion Paper has now closed. Thank you to all who provided feedback via the questionnaire.

The questionnaire provided an opportunity to answer key questions posed at the end of Discussion Paper and opt-in to further consultation.

This feedback will help shape our ideas when developing an economic development strategy that will be most beneficial and practical for the Borough of Queenscliffe.

Please note, all data is held securely and anonymously by Deloitte and will not be released to any third party. Individual responses are anonymous and confidential to the Deloitte team who will only provide aggregated and analysed information, not raw responses in order to protect your confidentiality.

Hard copies of the Discussion Paper and questionnaire are available from Council's offices and the Queenscliffe Visitor Information Centre.

Background

Council has appointed consultancy firm, Deloitte, to lead the development of the Borough of Queenscliffe’s Economic Development Strategy.

The Economic Development Strategy will consolidate and build upon the strategies and actions contained across a range of Council’s existing plans and policies.

Council is committed to boosting economic development in the Borough, and the Strategy will set a future focus to achieve a more diverse and vibrant local economy, guide and inform Council’s economic development directions and priorities, and identify economic development opportunities for public and business investment, as well as benefits for the broader community.

The Economic Development Strategy will also include a tourism development component that profiles the visitor economy, drivers of visitation and the tourism product offerings. It will define a vision within a 10-year plan to build the Borough as a tourism destination of choice.

You can read the Economic Development Strategy Project Fact Sheet here.