Economic Development Strategy

The Borough of Queenscliffe adopted the Economic Development Strategy at the Ordinary Meeting of Council on 14 December 2017. Click here to read the full Economic Development Strategy and here for a copy of the Economic Development Strategy Overview. For more details about the Borough of Queenscliffe's economic profile, click here.

Background

Watch this brief video for an introduction to Council's Economic Development Strategy project.

Council appointed consultancy firm, Deloitte, to lead the development of the Borough of Queenscliffe’s Economic Development Strategy in 2017.

The design brief for the Strategy included the following priorities:

  • Consolidate and build upon directions and actions from a range of Council’s existing plans and policies.
  • Focus on the future 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.
  • Include a tourism development component that profiles the visitor economy, drivers of visitation and the tourism product offerings.
  • Define a vision within a 10-year plan to build the Borough as a tourism destination of choice.

Council held two forums to seek the community's ideas and views regarding the propositions that will inform the draft Economic Development Strategy, and released a Discussion Paper on the Strategy in early June 2017 for community review and comment. The Discussion Paper included a profile of the local economy and an assessment of strengths and weaknesses, areas of competitive advantage and opportunities.

The Discussion Paper was accompanied by a questionnaire that provided an opportunity to answer key questions and opt-in to further consultation. The feedback obtained from the forums and the questionnaire helped to shape Council’s ideas during the development of the draft Economic Development Strategy.

The draft Economic Development Strategy was released for community review from Tuesday 26 September. Council requested community submissions on the draft Strategy until Friday 20 October and provided hard copy and online forums for submission of feedback.

Council was very appreciative of the continuing willingness of local businesses and the broader community to contribute to and participate in the creation of the Economic Development Strategy. This ensured that the final Strategy was tailored to the unique needs and goals of the Borough of Queenscliffe.

Please note that all feedback 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 confidentiality.

Review the stages of the project

Read the Economic Development Strategy Project Fact Sheet here.

Download a copy of the Discussion Paper here.

Download a copy of the draft Economic Development Strategy here.