Draft economic development strategy available for viewing

By Cobram Courier

Moira Shire Council has approved the draft economic development strategy to go out for public feedback.

Mayor Libro Mustica said the draft strategy would guide council’s strategic direction, decision making and service delivery into the future.

‘‘The draft strategy builds on the existing strengths of the local economy, while seeking to embrace new opportunities that create diversity and resilience and we want to know if we have go the balance right,’’ he said.

The draft strategy has been focussed on five key priorities:

Priority one — enhancing infrastructure and land, which are fundamental for economic activity to prosper in Moira Shire.

Priority two — providing information, learning and networking to enable a strong economy.

Priority three — encouraging growth, diversification and innovation to build resilience in the economy.

Priority four — fostering the visitor economy to identify tourism infrastructure gaps and attract investment.

Priority five — making great places for people with place-making programs playing a vital role in promoting economic development..

Drop-in sessions to discuss Council’s draft Economic Development Strategy 2019-23 are on at:

●Nathalia — Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre, Thursday, July 18, 11am to noon;

●Numurkah — visitor information centre, Thursday, July 18, 1pm to 2pm;

●Yarrawonga — visitor information centre, Friday, July 19, 11am to noon; and

●Cobram — visitor information centre, Friday, July 19, 1pm to 2pm.

●Go to Moira Shire Council website for information or to provide feedback.