Draft Economic Development Strategy

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

Council is seeking feedback on the draft Economic Development Strategy for East Gippsland.

The Strategy includes an overarching 10-year economic vision that reflects the shire’s robust economic drivers, both current and prospective, and will act as a coordinator of the economic development efforts of a range of stakeholders inside and outside of Council.

At the core of the project was stakeholder involvement, co-design. The aim was to genuinely engage stakeholders in East Gippsland’s economic future, including groups not ordinarily involved in these conversations.

This co-design process included:

  • 25 stakeholder interviews,
  • a co-design forum with over 50 individuals, and
  • two focus groups who contributed several times in the process. One group was focused on traditional economic wealth building sectors, while the second group focused on less traditional and emerging sectors.

In drafting this strategy we also looked at background economic analysis on the drivers, enablers and sustainers of economic development.

The nominated targets and focus areas have been aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), ensuring that the strategy is multi-faceted and recognises the relationships in the drivers of sustainable development and consistent with best practice globally.

This is in keeping with the Council Plan and other key local strategies.

The aim was to generate a strategy that is both innovative and practical and deliver priorities for the short, medium and long-term that are targeted, realistic and achievable.

We are seeking feedback to provide higher degrees of confidence that they strategy will have support from stakeholders a strategy that Council can drive with confidence, knowing that stakeholders have been in the room during its development.


Feedback on the draft strategy closes Thursday 21 July.

To provide feedback please use the Feedback Form or email economic.development@egipps.vic.gov.au

Council is seeking feedback on the draft Economic Development Strategy for East Gippsland.

The Strategy includes an overarching 10-year economic vision that reflects the shire’s robust economic drivers, both current and prospective, and will act as a coordinator of the economic development efforts of a range of stakeholders inside and outside of Council.

At the core of the project was stakeholder involvement, co-design. The aim was to genuinely engage stakeholders in East Gippsland’s economic future, including groups not ordinarily involved in these conversations.

This co-design process included:

  • 25 stakeholder interviews,
  • a co-design forum with over 50 individuals, and
  • two focus groups who contributed several times in the process. One group was focused on traditional economic wealth building sectors, while the second group focused on less traditional and emerging sectors.

In drafting this strategy we also looked at background economic analysis on the drivers, enablers and sustainers of economic development.

The nominated targets and focus areas have been aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), ensuring that the strategy is multi-faceted and recognises the relationships in the drivers of sustainable development and consistent with best practice globally.

This is in keeping with the Council Plan and other key local strategies.

The aim was to generate a strategy that is both innovative and practical and deliver priorities for the short, medium and long-term that are targeted, realistic and achievable.

We are seeking feedback to provide higher degrees of confidence that they strategy will have support from stakeholders a strategy that Council can drive with confidence, knowing that stakeholders have been in the room during its development.


Feedback on the draft strategy closes Thursday 21 July.

To provide feedback please use the Feedback Form or email economic.development@egipps.vic.gov.au

  • This form asks specific questions that align to the draft Economic Development Strategy. Please feel free to provide general feedback or specific feedback on any item.

    At the end there is a section asking for your details  - you do not have to provide these, however it would be helpful if we have questions about your feedback, would like further information from you, and to say thank you. 

    We appreciate that you are taking the time and effort to review the draft Strategy and provide feedback.

    If you would prefer to email feedback to us, please email to: economic.development@egipps.vic.gov.au 

    Complete Form
    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
Page last updated: 20 Jul 2022, 11:32 AM