Client: Moree Plains Shire Council
AEC as engaged by Moree Plains Shire Council for the completion of an Economic Development Strategy (the Strategy); a ten-year strategy providing clear direction for driving economic development and innovation. AEC reviewed literature pertinent to the Strategy; undertook a socio-economic and tourism analysis of the region; undertook an opportunity and competitive assessment; and analysed macro trends and influencing factors to form the background of the strategy. To build upon this, AEC facilitated an escape expenditure study, analysed best practise case studies and undertook stakeholder consultation. This led to the development of an overall vision, game changing initiatives, actions and target measures for implementation of the strategy.
Key outcomes targeted were connectivity through rail, road, air and digital; industry diversification; supporting local business and education; realising potential of tourism and supporting population retention and attraction.