Help shape Campaspe's economic future

Published on 02 June 2023

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Help shape Campaspe Shire’s economic direction by contributing to a new five-year Economic Development and Tourism Strategy for the shire.

Campaspe Mayor Cr Rob Amos said businesses, tourism operators, industry groups, business networks and interested members of the wider community are invited to contribute their views and ideas through a range of engagement opportunities.

“Whether you run a local café or are the head of a global enterprise situated in Campaspe, everyone’s voice is important when it comes to shaping the shire’s economic development and tourism future,” Cr Amos said.

“Campaspe has diverse and thriving business and tourism sectors, unique strategic advantages and myriad opportunities for ongoing growth and prosperity.

“While Council plays a role in facilitating, advocating and enhancing these strengths, a collaborative effort between businesses, all levels of government and industry bodies is needed to leverage opportunities and optimise resources to deliver better economic outcomes across the shire in the longer term.

“Through the engagement process, the aim is to create opportunities for connection and partnership to develop and drive new initiatives, and new ways of working together.”

During the next few months, people can hear about the latest research and have their say through a half-day summit, drop-in sessions in local towns, forums and an online survey.

Half-Day Summit – Friday, 21 July

Join together with fellow business and tourism operators at this free event, and engage in constructive, forward-looking discussion on a range of topics, including how we better leverage our shire’s competitive advantages, strengthen local economies and drive greater long-term prosperity for all. You’ll also hear from renowned demographer, media commentator and keynote speaker Simon Kuestenmacher. Simon will reveal the latest demographic and global trends shaping Australia and the implications of these forces for our shire and region, now and into the future. Register your interest for the summit here.

Community Drop-in Sessions

Come along to a drop-in session, meet members of the project team and share your ideas for a stronger and more diverse economy (no appointments needed):

  • Thursday, 15 June

    Kyabram – 8.30am-10.30am, Allan Street (outside Terry White Pharmacy)

    Stanhope – 12.00pm-2.00pm, Birdswood Avenue (open Street)

    Colbinabbin - 3.30pm-5.30pm, Mitchell Street (outside Colbinabbin General Store)

  • Friday, 16 June

Lockington – 8.15am-10.15am, Lockington Road (outside Giddings Co/Foodworks)

Rochester – 11.45pm-1.45pm, Gillies Street (outside IGA)

Echuca – 3.15pm-5.15pm, Hare Street (outside Cotton On)

Online Survey

Share your business experiences and industry insights. How has business changed since COVID-19 or as a result of the floods and fires? What’s needed to strengthen our economy and grow our tourism sector? The survey is open until Sunday, 2 July and can be completed online by clicking here.

Details on forum sessions will soon be available.

For more information, please click here or call Council here.

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