The first step has been to give the General Manager direct responsibility for Economic Development. In this way a co-ordinated response can be provided across all Council departments, including Engineering and Development Services (Planning, Building & Environmental Health).
The next steps will include the release of our newly published Economic Profile and renewing Council’s current Economic Development Strategy – with the development of Wakool’s new strategy to take place in the early part of 2014.
Our Economic Development approach is to work in partnership with State and Federal Government agencies, business and our community to support new initiatives and projects for Wakool.
Chief amongst these are NSW Trade & Investment and the Murray Hume Business Enterprise Centre (BEC).
Key economic development functions for us are:
•To link business with government;
•To facilitate supporting infrastructure; and
Our focus is on enhancing competitiveness, increasing sustainable growth and improving outcomes for the community as a whole.
Economic Development enquiries may be directed, in the first instance, to Bruce Graham, General Manager on 03 5887 5007.