Draft Economic Development Strategy

The City of Yarra is asking for feedback on their draft Economic Development Strategy, via Your Say Yarra.

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Our view

We support the intent of the strategy, and suggest that it:

  • highlight the role of Council as delivering essential infrastructure, and
  • define actions to monitor & forecast utilisation levels of essential infrastructure, which can then guide Council budget allocations for capital works. 

The strategy would benefit from acknowledging that the primary cause of economic growth in Yarra is our proximity to the CBD. With this context, Council doesn’t need to support economic development, but rather focus on delivering essential infrastructure, which enables private enterprise and the free market to deliver growth.

Read our full submission

You can read our full submission here or from our submissions page.

Have your say

Have your say at Your Say Yarra:

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Published on 24th July 2020.