Growing Stronger Together

The Draft Cassowary Coast Economic Development Strategy 2023-2033 (the Strategy) provides a comprehensive and contemporary overview of the region and proposes priorities and actions that are expected to place the region in a position of strength for growing the economy.

Your feedback is important and will help to refine the Strategy. It will continue to support the work being undertaken to secure the region’s economic future.

To review the Draft Cassowary Coast Economic Development Strategy 2023-2033, please click the button below.

Our Goals

The Strategy outlines goals and initiatives that help guide the future economic development efforts of the region.
  • Sustainable and Resilient Economy

  • Attractive Place To Invest and Do Business

  • Vibrant and Prosperous Communities

How do we Achieve this

  • Advocacy and Collaboration

  • Sustainability and Innovation

  • Workforce Development

  • Industry Planning and Prioritisation

Strategy Timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Economic Development Advisory Committee Confirmation of Strategy Scope

    February 2023

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Contract for the Economic Development Strategy (EDS) Awarded to Pricewaterhouse Coopers

    April 2023

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Stakeholder and Community Engagement Phase

    May 2023 to July 2023

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Draft Economic Development Strategy Developed

    July 2023

  • Timeline item 5 - active

    Draft Economic Development Strategy Public Consultation Period

    September 2023

  • Timeline item 6 - incomplete

    Final Economic Development Strategy Complete

    October 2023

Economic Development Advisory Committee

The Council, in collaboration with the independent Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC), will play a lead role in implementing the Strategy. The Council and EDAC will prioritise and action the recommendations outlined in this document as a means of facilitating economic activation and growth of the community.

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Cassowary Coast's Economy

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