In late 2006 Goulburn Mulwaree Council identified the need for a clear and cohesive plan to guide the area's economic growth over the next five to ten years.
This need arose from a Community Survey carried out by IRIS Research in early 2006 which identified the priority of economic development as one of the highest rating issues. Council then made an important leadership decision on behalf of the region by seeking an independent assessment of the area's economy and the creation of an action-oriented Economic Development Plan (EDP) for Goulburn Mulwaree. This document puts forward that plan.
The Goulburn Mulwaree EDP was commissioned by Council, with funding support provided by the NSW Department of State and Regional Development and the Australian Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government. Other partners include Tourism NSW, the Capital Region Area Consultative Committee and the Goulburn District Tourism Association. For the Plan to be a success, the commitment of government must be equally matched by subsequent sustained enthusiasm and dedication on behalf of the community as a whole.
The broad aim of the Plan is to facilitate a stronger economy and more prosperous local businesses and to identify priorities for action to encourage investment and employment growth, while making sure that the region's attributes are protected. It specifically seeks to target those sectors of the economy identified as having the greatest potential for the future. It should be noted at the outset that tourism has been flagged as a key activity for potential future growth and has therefore been given significant attention in both the background analysis and the Economic Development Plan.
To encourage community ownership of the EDP, the Plan was developed through an extensive program of stakeholder and community consultation. As such, Council staff, key state and federal government agencies, business and industry leaders, and general community representatives have made a significant contribution to the development of the Plan outlined in this document.
Click on the link below to view the Economic Development Plan.
GMC Economic Development Plan 2008 (PDF - 1200.54KB)
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