Economic Development and Innovation Strategy Consultation Sessions

Apr 6, 2018 | Front Page Feature, News

 

Mayor Rachel Chambers today announced the development of a new Economic Development and Innovation Strategy for the North Burnett.

“There is so much opportunity for our region – the digital revolution, growing export markets, emerging agricultural technology, new industries and jobs. This Strategy will put North Burnett on the front foot, primed for economic growth and productivity” said Mayor Chambers.

“Building our region’s innovation capacity will be an important part of this Strategy. Innovation in technology, communications, finance, governance, infrastructure and commerce is driving economic growth around the world. We are committed to riding these waves of innovation, and delivering local jobs and local benefits for our community.”

“In developing this Strategy, we will explore how we can attract investment, encourage partnerships, increase our economic competitiveness, open up new markets, and develop new industries. We will also face up to economic challenges of sustainability, changes in climate, distance, digital connectivity, and infrastructure.”

“People, community and local business will be central to this Strategy. Real and enduring community benefits are the ultimate objective of economic development, and community input will ensure our Strategy hits the mark. We welcome the ideas and feedback of our entire community,” Mayor Chambers said.

You can participate in development of this Strategy by attending a consultation session in April, completing and returning a short surveyemailing your comments and ideas or pick up a hard copy of the survey at one of Council’s Customer Service Centres.

Please see below Economic Development and Innovation Strategy Consultation Session dates and times below:

Monto Session

Where:  Monto Community Hall – Function room

When: Tuesday 17th April 2018

Time:  7.00am

RSVP by: 13th April 2018

Mt Perry Session

Where:  Mt Perry Boardroom

When: Tuesday 17th April 2018

Time:  1.00pm

RSVP by: 13th April 2018

Biggenden Session

Where:  Biggenden Memorial Hall

When: Tuesday 17th April 2018

Time:  5.30pm

RSVP by: 13th April 2018

Eidsvold Session

Where:  Eidsvold Community Hall

When: Wednesday 18th April 2018

Time:  7.00am

RSVP by: 13th April 2018 

Mundubbera/Gayndah Session

Where:  Binjour Bowls Club

When: Wednesday 18th April 2018

Time:  5.30pm

RSVP by: 13th April 2018 

For more information or assistance with accessing or completing surveys please contact Council’s Economic Development team on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or email Council.

Community consultation is open until 21 May 2018, and Council expects to share a draft Economic Development and Innovation Strategy in June 2018.

Please view the consultation session flyer here.

Please download the survey here.

Complete an online survey here.

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