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Values, Principles & Approach

The Tweed Hinterland will become a place recognised nationally as a creative region, allowing existing creative practitioners to prosper and continue to attract new creative businesses to the region.

Values, Principles & Approach

Supporting and facilitating business networks;
Enhancing existing industry clusters and encouraging the development of new clusters;
Supporting appropriate tourism development that balances the benefits of visitation as well as against amenity and environmental impacts;
Nurturing entrepreneurialism through support for new and potential industries and businesses; and
Marketing, promotion and advertising of investment opportunities, lifestyle change/attraction;
Encouraging and facilitating innovation.
Amending the Local Environment Plan to reflect economic strategy objectives;
Provide dedicated Council resources to facilitate linkages to businesses;
Encouraging the use of environmentally, economically and socially sustainable business practices;
Undertaking specific infrastructure and / or development projects;
Facilitating training and capacity building initiatives;
Fostering social inclusion; and
Providing business information and advisory services.

Strategy Aim

To identify practical actions for the
enhancement of the Tweed Shire economy, responding to the opportunities and constraints
to economic and business growth in Tweed Shire and the values of the Tweed Shire
community.

Strategy Objectives

Maintain a diverse industry and business base;
Provide investment certainty;
Support existing businesses;
Increase job participation and inclusion;
Grow jobs in Tweed Shire;
Promote and develop business sustainability (economic, environmental, and social);
Grow and develop an economy which does not negatively affect the natural environment and landscape values of Tweed Shire.

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