Councils seek views in Gunnedah, Liverpool Plains, Tamworth areas, to help form regional economic development strategies

PEOPLE in the Gunnedah, Liverpool Plains and Tamworth areas are being urged to give their views as the three councils form regional economic development strategies (REDS).

The survey asks people for their views about their local industries, and the opportunities, barriers or priorities for economic growth in the region.

The three councils are working together and with the NSW government to develop REDS, to maximise their share of the Regional Growth Fund.

The government announced the fund in the budget this year – a record investment of $1.3 billion to regional NSW.

The councils aim to use this to increase business confidence, create and encourage business investment, maximise the potential for jobs growth and secure a strong future for the region.

“An important component of the Regional Economic Development Strategy is to ensure that regional communities, business and industries have a say,” Gunnedah Shire Council economic development manager Charlotte Hoddle said.

“I would urge you to participate in the survey, as it is your chance to have your say in shaping the economic future of our region.”

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