Developing Inaugural Economic Development Strategy


Federation Council will deliver the region’s first Economic Development Strategy in 2021.

Collaboration with the community is vital to the success of this Strategy. Council is inviting members of the community to get involved in the development of the Strategy by completing a short online survey, and by attending one of the community workshops in early May.

Federation Council Mayor, Cr Pat Bourke said Council was looking forward to developing Federation’s inaugural Economic Development Strategy. “The economy in the Federation Council region has traditionally been supported by strong agriculture sector,” he said. “However, the region has a number of emerging sectors, such as manufacturing and retail, which will play a key role in our future economy. This Strategy will cater for all sectors in our region, and ensure we have a diverse, resilient and sustainable economy in the future.”

Mayor Bourke said the Economic Development Strategy will position the regional economy for future success and enable economic benefits to be realised by local residents, businesses, investors and visitors.

“We want the Strategy to be guided by the Community. Economic development is not about Council dictating what will happen; it is about collaborating with the community to come up with strategic objectives that we can all work towards together,” he said.

“The Strategy will ultimately provide clear and comprehensive strategic guidelines and tools for supporting the development of our economy across the entire local government area.”

Council encourages attendance at the upcoming community breakfast sessions and evening workshops:

Wednesday 5 May

  • 8am-9.30am – Urana Council Chamber
  • 5pm-6.30pm – Corowa RSL Club

Thursday 6 May

  • 8am-9.30pm – Mulwala Water Ski Club
  • 5.30pm-7pm – Howlong Golf Resort

If you are unable to attend one of the above breakfast sessions or evening workshops, Council is encouraging you to complete the online survey.

Register to attend a breakfast session or evening workshop.

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