Myrtleford Times

Public comment sought on draft economic developmen­t strategy


ALPINE residents are being invited to provide feedback on Alpine Shire Council’s draft economic developmen­t strategy.

Council manager of economic and community developmen­t, Elaine Burridge, said council is excited to share the draft strategy with the community.

“The draft strategy aims to help foster a healthy economy, thriving community and a sustainabl­e region,” she said.

“It has been informed by independen­t research and analysis, as well as consultati­on with representa­tives of community groups, organisati­ons, businesses and government stakeholde­rs.”

Ms Burridge said the draft strategy focuses on ways to support businesses in key sectors such as tourism, agricultur­e, manufactur­ing, education and health.

“Making the most of what the Alpine Shire has to offer, the strategy also identifies ways to attract new businesses that are suited to the values and attributes of the shire and its unique communitie­s,” she said.

The economic developmen­t strategy aims to provide strategic direction to foster a thriving and resilient local economy into the future.

To view a copy of the draft Economic Developmen­t Strategy visit https://www.alpineshir­e.­onsultatio­n/exhibition.

Hard copies are available at council’s Bright office and libraries in Mount Beauty and Myrtleford.

Written submission­s must be received by Thursday, May 6.

For more informatio­n contact Alpine Shire Council on 5755 0555.

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