8 March 2018
Gunnedah Shire Council is introducing an Economic Development Working Group to focus on ensuring Gunnedah’s economy remains vibrant and on the path for further growth.
Gunnedah Shire Council’s Economic Development Manager Charlotte Hoddle said the Gunnedah economy has been traditionally reliant on agriculture and mining as its driving forces, however climate and market conditions can impact pricing in both sectors, making them unstable at times.
“Council have committed to a 10-year Community Strategic Plan that seeks to develop a diversified economy that is a balance of all economic contributors,” Ms Hoddle said.
“The idea behind the Economic Development working group is to ensure that business owners and representatives will have a voice in setting the strategic direction for economic development and potential future growth of Gunnedah.”
Council is seeking expressions of interest from five business community representatives, from key sectors in the local economy, including agricultural related business, mining, and a professional services or retail focused business, to join this working group.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for local businesses to share their input for the framework for growth in our local community. We are looking forward to receiving applications from across the sectors,” Ms Hoddle said.
For more information contact Gunnedah Shire Council’s Economic Development Manager Charlotte Hoddle on (02) 6740 2100 or download an Economic Development Working Development Nomination Form here.
Photo: Gunnedah Shire Council’s Manager Economic Development Charlotte Hoddle with Gunnedah Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Stacey Cooke, who supports the initiative.
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