Feedback wanted for new Economic Development Strategy

Wednesday, 03 July

Lismore City Council is developing a new Economic Development Strategy and is seeking input from the business community on how to grow Lismore as a regional city into the future.

Economic Development Manager Tina Irish said the strategy would identify ways to support sustainable growth of our existing industries and services, and encourage the development of new ones over the coming decades.

“We want to hear from our business community – we know there is a huge brains-trust of business people out there with good ideas and expert knowledge and experience,” Tina said.

“We want to explore people’s feedback and incorporate the best of that feedback into a comprehensive Economic Development Strategy that will help us grow Lismore over the next 20 years. Lismore is a key driver for the whole Northern Rivers economy and we need a detailed action plan so we can strategically implement projects that will improve our city and help us attract businesses, increase jobs and boost tourism.”

Council is holding a series of community workshops in July and August to seek feedback.

Business people are encouraged to register for a session below on a topic of interest. There is no limit to how many workshops you can register for.
 
Economic Development Initiatives
Wednesday, 17 July
Venue: Dunoon Hall
Time: 6pm – 8.30pm
 
Economic Development Initiatives
Thursday, 18 July
Venue: Clunes Old School Association
Time: 6pm – 8.30pm
 
Innovative and Connected City
Wednesday, 24 July
Venue: Lismore Workers Club
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
 
Exploring Economic Development initiatives in Nimbin
Thursday, 25 July
Venue: Birth & Beyond Hall, Nimbin
Time: 6pm – 8.30pm
 
River City Lifestyle
Wednesday, 31 July
Venue: Lismore Workers Club
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
 
Growing Professional Services
Thursday, 1 August
Venue: Lismore Workers Club
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
 
Enabling the Agri-Economy
Wednesday, 7 August
Venue: Lismore Workers Club
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
 
Cultural and Sporting Powerhouse
Thursday, 8 August
Venue: Lismore Workers Club
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm

For those people who cannot make a workshop, you can still participate in the development of Council’s Economic Development Strategy by completing an online survey.

To complete the survey or register for the community workshops visit www.yoursay.lismore.nsw.gov.au or phone 1300 87 83 87.

Registration for community workshops is essential and light refreshments will be served.


Image: Lismore Toyota owner and Lismore Chamber of Commerce and Industry Co-president Sarah Smith (left) and Lismore City Council Economic Development Manager Tina Irish are encouraging business owners to take part in the upcoming community consultation to inform Council's new Economic Development Strategy.

 

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