Report card on Port Macquarie-Hastings Economic Development Strategy

Creating vibrant and desirable places is one of five key economic development outcomes in the Port Macquarie-Hastings Economic Development Strategy.
Creating vibrant and desirable places is one of five key economic development outcomes in the Port Macquarie-Hastings Economic Development Strategy.

An economic development strategy is delivering results.

The Port Macquarie-Hastings Economic Development Strategy six-month report card went before the November council meeting.

The strategy contains five key economic development outcomes and 26 actions.

Highlights in the six months to October 31 include ongoing investment and planning for infrastructure and recreation projects; and advocacy in the form of engagement with state and federal ministers and MPs, and submissions to parliamentary inquiries on matters of importance to our regional economy.

The draft Urban Growth Management Strategy has been completed.

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council also sponsored and supported 16 locally owned and hosted events.

The council report said the implementation of actions under council’s 2017-2021 economic development strategy continued the work undertaken over the course of the 2013-2016 strategy to enhance the economic future for our region.

Delivery of a diverse range of projects is underway with positive outcomes being achieved through collaboration between council, local business and industry groups, the report said.

The council’s Economic Development Steering Group oversees priorities and progress of the strategy’s implementation.