Regional Economic Development Strategy
EMRC worked with member councils during 2009 and 2010 to develop a Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS) to guide economic development activities for the period 2010 to 2015.
The need to develop an economic development strategy document was identified as a priority by the Economic Development Officers Group. It is driven by changes in the economic environment; comprehensive demographic and economic data on the region; and the need for alignment of regional activities with economic development strategies of member councils. The development and implementation of regional economic development activities will assist to strengthen and diversify the economy of Perth's Eastern Region, and contribute to business viability and sustainable employment for residents.
The development of the strategy involved consultation with member councils through the Economic Development Officers Group, and two workshops with business and industry networks. This assisted to ensure that activities delivered by EMRC at the regional level compliment and support those underway or proposed by member councils, and business and industry.
The strategy is structured around seven key focus areas, each with associated objectives and prioritised actions. The key focus areas consider issues such as liveability; employment self-containment; attracting knowledge intensive industries; business growth and attraction; infrastructure; governance; and environmental sustainability.
Current economic development projects include:
An electronic copy of the REDS can be viewed at the link below.
For further information please contact:
Beth Caniglia - Strategic Project Officer (Economic Development)
Phone: (08) 9424 2241