Plan to drive Barossa jobs and economy10 Jan. 2022
A blueprint for supporting local jobs, business and long-term economic growth in the Barossa has been released for community consultation.
The Barossa Council is seeking feedback on the draft Barossa Local Economic Development Plan, which is open for consultation until 18 February.
The draft Plan has been developed using input gathered from community, business and stakeholders in July 2021 about what they see as the economic challenges and opportunities for the area.
The Plan outlines the aims that Council will work towards and the strategies and actions it will deliver.
Mayor Bim Lange encouraged people to be actively involved in the consultation, which is an important step towards transforming the Barossa economy.
"That’s why we’re seeking feedback from businesses and community, so together we have a plan for building economic resilience and moving our region forward into the future,” he said.
Key aims and targets of the Plan include:
- Competitive exports
- Council partnerships with local investment and business community
- Affordable lifestyles/housing
- A low-cost business environment
- Alignment of skills base to meet the needs of the local economy
- Economic diversity and expansion