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April 2, 2021
We Have A Plan!
Thanks to all of those in the community that took the time to feed back on the draft PLACE Strategy & Action Plan (EDS&AP). The final EDS&AP was adopted by Council at the March 2021 Ordinary Council meeting.
GROW Glen Innes THINK TANK Launched
GROW Glen Innes Think Tank is a Partnership initiative from adopted EDS&AP to facilitate connection and collaboration in our community.
Draft Destination Management Plan
The draft is ready and out for your feedback until Friday, 23 April 2021 by 4.30pm. Download the summary and background analysis as well as the feedback form here
My Top 10 Current Projects
1. RFQ for a Housing Assessment & Future Plan
2. RFQ for a Regional Powerhouse Museum Business Case
3. Jobs & Skills Gaps Research
4. Escape Rooms for November 2021 launch
5. New England High Country Marketing Campaign
6. Glen Innes Highlands Marketing Campaigns
7. Australia Celtic FRINGE Festival
8. New Local Economic Development Support Fund
9. Major Event Attraction for Regional Acceleration Fund
10. Highlands Hub - Community Hub Digital Launch
Want more detail?
Make sure you view my reports to Council within the monthly Council Business Papers here
Manager Economic Development
Glen Innes Severn Council
02 67 302 403
For information on Grant opportunities see our news page
PARTNERSHIPS | PEOPLE | PLACE | PROSPERITY
At the March Ordinary Council meeting Council adopted the final Economic Development Strategy 2020-2040 & Action Plan 2020-2025 (EDS&AP).
The EDS&AP provides a clear pathway for Council and Community foster local socio-economic prosperity and growth through the four key pillars of:
These four pillars provide a whole-of-place mechanism to deliver a place-based approach to local economic development.
GROW Glen Innes THINK TANK is a Partnership initiative from the recently launched EDS&AP to facilitate connection and collaboration in our community.
Registered participants are a collection of local's who are interested in collaborating with me in my role as Manager Economic Development as well as other GISC staff members.
Your involvement will provide more Council and Community collaboration through your experience, education and ideas across key elements of the Economic Development Action Plan.
Whilst the strategy and the action items are completed, it's the HOW we deliver these that you can participate in. That's where the THINK TANK comes in!
FREE to Join & Participate
COVID-19 | DIRECTORY | NEWS | EVENTS | ARTICLES | MARKETPLACE
Highlands Hub Business Support online platform is powered by Localised. It's like a business chamber but online and with no meetings or agenda. You drive the content and discussion!
Over 80 local businesses have joined so far. If all businesses join (free) we can support each other in these challenging times.
Advertise your products, services and people: Boost your SEO; Upload business blog posts to ARTICLES and post your business news on the NOTICEBOARD to market your business to prospect customers; Discover networking and professional development EVENTS; Access the MARKETPLACE for reduced local economic leakage
A Destination Analysis Audit was completed by Jenny Rand & Associates and the Glen Innes Severn Council’s Tourism and Events Officer in September 2020.
The draft DMP 2021 – 2026 provides eight (8) strategic directions with relevant strategies and actions to achieve the goal of that strategic direction.
The strategic directions and goals of each direction are:
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