Collaborative opportunities highlighted in Joint Region Economic Development Strategy

Wingecarribee Shire

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An Economic Development Strategy prepared by the Canberra Region Joint Organisation (CRJO), outlining key pillars for future economic growth for councils in south-east NSW and the ACT, is now available on Council’s website.

The Canberra Region Economic Development Strategy (CREDS) is considered a key priority of the ten councils which combined form the CRJO.

Wingecarribee Shire Council General Manager Lisa Miscamble explained the importance of the joint Economic Development Strategy.

“This document details how Council, in conjunction with our immediate southern region local government areas, propose to jointly tackle shared economic development issues and opportunities,” she said.

“It focuses on ways that the members councils can work together to activate sustainable industries, develop business opportunities and grow employment for the benefit of the entire region.”

The five key pillars outlined within the strategy include:

  • Growth and Diversification
  • Skills and Innovation
  • Visitor Economy
  • Natural Capital
  • Liveability

“While all CRJO member councils recognise that we all have unique attractions in our respective local government areas; we also know that we share many commonalities,” Ms Miscamble added.

“This strategy aims to build on our common assets and together use our combined competitive advantage to grow the south-east NSW and ACT area into the most resilient and prosperous region in the state.”

The CRJO comprises of ten local government areas surrounding the ACT including Bega Valley Shire, Eurobodalla Shire, Goulburn Mulwaree, Hilltops, Queanbeyan Palerang Regional, Snowy Monaro Regional, Snowy Valleys, Upper Lachlan Shire, Wingecarribee Shire and Yass Valley Councils.

Approximately 750,000 live across the CRJO area which covers an area 48,000 square kilometres in size.

To view the Canberra Region Economic Development Strategy visit

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