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Values, Principles & Approach

By 2022, Yarra Ranges will confirm its place as a leading region in Australia for sustainable economic development. Yarra Ranges will have cemented its position as being one of the most desired places to raise a family, study, work and retire. Yarra Ranges will promote an economic environment where business can thrive and compete on a global scale. Access to high speed broadband and other information communication technologies will provide the essential infrastructure of the future. As an innovation-focussed economy, sustained investment in our skills base, local businesses and communities will ensure Yarra Ranges has a rich mix of professions in growth sectors that underpin a vibrant economy and unique lifestyle.

Values, Principles & Approach

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Strategy Aim

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Strategy Objectives

• offering advice and mentoring on getting started and growing a business
• targeted development of land aimed at ensuring business growth and improvements to soft and hard infrastructure
• attracting new investment, development and business opportunities to the region
• providing economic research and information to assist local business to make informed decisions
• providing training, support and events for local businesses to increase their skill level and business leadership
• providing support to key community organisations including neighbourhood houses to deliver high quality learning programs that lead to sustainable employment outcomes
• developing partnerships through constructive, collaborative working relationships between government, industry associations and neighbourhood houses that support sustainable growth for the region
• implementing strategic projects with industry that to reduce impediments and maximise competitive opportunities
• making ongoing improvements to simplify the local Planning Scheme and the process of gaining permits
• enhancement of the region’s civic space through a comprehensive capital works program

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