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Economic Development Strategy 2024-2028 – for Residents in the Balranald Shire

06/02/2024

Be part of shaping our great future

Balranald Shire Council has started researching our Economic Development Strategy for 2024-2028 – and we want to hear from you.

This research will identify Councils’ strengths, challenges and opportunities as they seek the best possible outcomes for their residents, for existing industry / business and for future investments.

General Manager, Craig Bennett said “ “In order to achieve the required outcomes for both communities it is extremely important that residents and ratepayers of both Local Government Areas provide constructive feedback. The Economic Development Strategies will guide future growth and prosperity in both LGAs along with the wider regions of which Balranald and Wentworth Shire Councils are an active participant in”.

The goal of sustainable economic development is to improve the economic and social well-being of a community. This can be done by attracting and retaining business / industry, creating / keeping employment, growing local workforce and enhancing the quality of life for all residents.

Economic Development should be informed by the people who live in the community. It should improve life outcomes for all community members and support industry and population growth that enhances our communities and regions and protects our environments.

With funding from the Department of Regional NSW Balranald Shire Council have employed Balranald based researcher Rachael Williams to hear from the people that matter the most including you as community residents, alongside business, industry, government and supporting agencies such as education and employment services. Rachael will commence hearing from stakeholders in December 2023 and continue this listening until March 2024.

A survey designed to hear the hopes and needs of residents is now able to be completed online by scanning the code below, following the link below OR in hard copy.

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