In partnership with business leaders and other stakeholders across the North Burnett Region, the draft North Burnett Where Opportunity & Lifestyle Align Economic Development Plan 2014-2020 has been developed and is now available for consultation.
The Where Opportunity & Lifestyle Align plan does not seek to rewrite Council's current Economic Development Plan but update it given recent events, including importantly the Natural Disasters of 2013. The results of studies documented in the Economic Impact Assessment of Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald Report (November 2013), Flood Mitigation Study Report (December 2013), North Burnett Economic Profile 2014 and North Burnett Advocacy Plan 2014 provide crucial information upon which this latest plan has been developed.
This Economic Development Plan provides a renewed vision and direction for the future of the North Burnett Region. Its focus continues to be about respecting the past, understanding the region's strengths and growing those strengths while being open and proactive to the development of new, innovative opportunities in the region. The Plan provides strategies for both support of existing businesses and the growth of the broader economy over the next six years and, in doing so, has identified that the plan will be achieved by focusing on the following objectives:
Objective 1: Council, Business and Industry Leadership
Objective 2: Responding to New and Emerging Opportunities
Objective 3: Resourcing and Implementing Economic Development
North Burnett Regional Council wishes to invite individuals, community groups and businesses to provide feedback on the Economic Development Plan 2014-2020 by completing the North Burnett Region Economic Development Plan Survey.
Please return this survey to Council via email firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 4161 1425 or drop in to any of Council's Administration Offices or Libraries prior to close of business Friday, 30 January 2015.