Eleven representatives from local businesses and the community have expressed their interest to serve on the Invest Capricorn Coast Region Leadership Alliance.
Chair of the Alliance, Mayor Bill Ludwig said Council has developed the ‘Invest Capricorn Coast Region Economic Development Plan' to provide direction for the future economic growth and development of the Capricorn Coast region through the creation of partnerships and alliances with government, business, investors and industry to build on existing and new investment opportunities.
“The leadership alliance will oversee the implementation of the Invest Capricorn Coast Region Economic Development Plan to ensure a diverse, strong, innovative and sustainable local economy and future for the region,” Mayor Ludwig said.
“In addition to the business and community representatives, membership of the alliance committee includes representatives from key strategic agencies such as Capricorn Enterprise, Department of State Development, Trade and Investment Queensland, Capricornia Chamber of Commerce and Regional Development Australia Fitzroy and Central West.
“The alliance will serve as the frontline interface between the business community, government and Council. It will also provide a forum for public-private collaboration on projects and help to ensure the delivery of quality projects with high economic impact. Most importantly, it will identify initiatives that support and improve the community vitality and economic viability through resilience of the local economy, business and industry.”
Deputy Chair of the Alliance, Deputy Mayor Nigel Hutton said economic development requires a concerted effort by numerous organisations working in partnership.
“Local governments play a key advocacy role in facilitating local economic development and are structured to service the local community and are attuned to local needs, constraints and opportunities,” Cr Hutton said.
“By facilitating growth and investment opportunities in the local economy, Local governments can also support broader community well-being goals.”