Working together with the NSW Government, Gunnedah Shire Council, together with Liverpool Plains and Tamworth Regional Councils, are developing a Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS) over the coming months.
As part of this important initiative, there will be a major regional consultation workshop for community members, local industry and business groups.
The consultation workshop will be held on Wednesday, 30 August 2017 in the Tony Caine Room at the Quirindi RSL, 86-88 Station St, Quirindi commencing with a light lunch at 12:30pm followed by a workshop commencing at 1:00pm and closing at 5:00pm.
Gunnedah Shire, Liverpool Plains and Tamworth residents who belong to a peak industry or business group, or who have an interest in regional economic development and employment, are invited to attend and participate in this first Regional Economic Development community and business consultation workshop.
The development of consistent regional economic strategies across NSW is the initiative of the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet through the Centre for Economic and Regional Development (CERD).
CERD is working closely with all regional councils to roll out the preparation of REDS, which involves applying a standardised regional economic development methodology to identify existing economic strengths, identify new opportunities to enhance the region's development, performance and competitiveness and set the region on a path to sustainable economic development.
“We are very pleased to be working closely with the NSW Government to develop the REDS for the Lower North West region and to see our three Councils working closely together for the benefit for all three Councils and our region’s sustainable economic future,” Manager Economic Development Charlotte Hoddle said.
"The REDS will help our three Councils provide the evidence we need to attract future State resources to underpin regionally significant economic projects and create employment in our local government areas."
The Regional Economic Development Strategy workshop will be facilitated; it will provide up-to-date demographic and economic information about the Lower North West region and provide those attending with the opportunity to be instrumental in the development of forward-looking, well informed economic strategies for key local industry and business growth across our region.
For more information please visit www.infogunnedah.com.au or phone Manager Economic Development Charlotte Hoddle on (02) 6740 2100.
Media Contact: Ashley Gardner 6740 2100.