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Values, Principles & Approach

Kangaroo Island will be experiencing a period of increased economic activity over the next three to five years - with significant developments taking place. The Government of South Australia will work closely with the Kangaroo Island Community and Council to ensure that the social, economic and environmental outcomes from these developments are supported and enhanced.

Values, Principles & Approach

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Strategy Aim

Supporting Kangaroo Island businesses to expand and create jobs is central to this Economic Development Outlook. More than $171 million worth of developments either approved or in the planning stages are expected to create more than 300 new jobs. State Government programs and support services will be available to help Kangaroo Island achieve these outcomes

Strategy Objectives

• Encourage sustainable growth in Kingscote, Penneshaw, Parndana and American River - making the best use of their existing and expanded infrastructure.
• Maintain a balance between supporting growth, competitiveness and productivity and protecting the Island’s natural resources and distinctive character.
• Reinforce the expanded role of Kingscote and Penneshaw as the main passenger and freight gateways to the Island.
• Provide opportunities for new tourism experiences and accommodation in the Coastal Conservation, Conservation, Primary Production and Water Protection zones, taking into account the priorities for these areas (e.g. conservation, farming and scenic amenity) by removing limitations.
• Ensure developments surrounding the Kangaroo Island Airport do not hinder its anticipated future expansion.
• Support opportunities that enable forestry to contribute to the ongoing economic prosperity of the Island in line with community expectations.
• Provide for a wider range of rural industries across the Island.
• Encourage additional tourist-related activities around the Kingscote and Penneshaw wharves.
• Incorporate high-quality design to protect coastal landscapes.

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