Economic and Tourism Development Strategy 2021 - 2025

The City would like to obtain feedback on the draft Economic and Tourism Development Strategy 2021 - 2025 created after community consultation. Closing date: 14 October 2021 Follow project

The City of Stirling is home to a number of world class tourist destinations and economic centres that collectively contribute $17.50 billion to the local economy.

In order to ensure this sector continues to thrive, we need to put in place a strong framework in partnership with our businesses and tourism based operators.

To do this, the City has reviewed its Economic and Tourism Development Strategy and has produced a draft strategy for the 2021 - 2025 period. 

The draft Strategy provides long-term direction for economic and tourism development and sets out a range of strategic initiatives to drive economic and tourism growth. It has been developed with input from the community particularly the business and tourism sector and other levels of government.

Provide feedback on the Draft Economic and Tourism Development Strategy 2021 - 2025.
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FAQs

What is economic development?

According to the International Economic Development Council it is “the intentional practice of improving a community’s economic well-being and quality of life.”

Why is the Economic and Tourism Development Strategy important?

The strategy provides long-term direction for economic and tourism development and sets out a range of initiatives for the City to grow economic and tourism development and will guide future City projects and expenditure.

What strategies are included in the document?

The document lists the three main strategies to be implemented as encouraging investment, supporting local jobs and attracting more visitors.

Why focus so much on tourism?

Whilst tourism is a relatively small sector of the local economy provides an important injection of expenditure into the City, provides local jobs and is vital to the City’s main tourism precinct of Scarborough.

What consultation took place to produce the draft strategy?

Two widely promoted business forums were held in February 2020, one with a specific focus on tourism. The City’s consultant met with various stakeholders including government representatives with a total of more than 200 stakeholders involved. The City also ran an online survey that received more than 110 responses which were used to inform the draft strategy.

How will the City deal with the public comments?

All public comments received will be considered and a further report will be presented to Council presenting the outcome of public advertising including any proposed changes as a result of this process.

Timeline

Draft Economic and Tourism Development Strategy developed

Consultation on the draft plan commences

2 September 2021

Consultation on the draft plan concludes

14 October 2021

Report prepared for Council to consider outcomes of consultation

TBC

Formal adoption of the strategy

TBC
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Draft Economic and Tourism Development Strategy(PDF)

For more information or to receive this information in an alternative formats, contact Paul White, Coordinator Economic Development on (08) 9205 8555 or economicdevelopment@stirling.wa.gov.au.

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