Economic Development Category
  • Last updated:
  • 18 Feb 2016

This category aims to contribute to the economic outcomes outlined in the Regional Economic Development Strategy 2013-2033. In particular, partnerships with the greatest potential for successful growth of the economy aligned to:

  • investment growth in one of the seven high value industries
  • new capital investment in the region
  • export of goods and/or services to domestic or global markets
  • growth in talent and skills of the regional workforce.

Community Partnership Funding Program - Economic Development Category specific criteria (address one or more):

  • facilitate the development of the region’s high value industries: Health and well-being; Education and research; Tourism, sport and leisure; Knowledge industries and professional services; Agribusiness; Aviation and aerospace and Clean Technologies
  • secure new capital investment in the region’s infrastructure priorities
  • position the region in key export markets and develop export- ready businesses
  • attract and retain skilled workforce and develop the regional education and training.

Types of organisations funded in this category include:

  • Industry development  organisations
  • Business, Trade and Retail Precinct groups
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Community run Visitor Information Centres

All applicants must discuss their proposal with a council category representative before submitting an application. Contact a council Grants Officer for details.