Economic and Business Development

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On 9 November 2016, Council adopted a new Economic Development Strategy (2016-2026) and an associated Implementation Action Plan.

These two documents identify strategies as a pathway of initiatives which aim to:

  1. attract investment;

  2. support business to expand;

  3. support existing and develop emerging industry;

  4. grow and diversify a regional workforce;

  5. identify and advocate for strategic economic infrastructure; and,

  6. enhance the quality of place, particularly precincts with high tourist visitation.

An Economic Profile of the City of Busselton and the Strategy document can be viewed in the ‘Document Library’ section.

The Council has established a new Economic Development Taskforce. This body



On 9 November 2016, Council adopted a new Economic Development Strategy (2016-2026) and an associated Implementation Action Plan.

These two documents identify strategies as a pathway of initiatives which aim to:

  1. attract investment;

  2. support business to expand;

  3. support existing and develop emerging industry;

  4. grow and diversify a regional workforce;

  5. identify and advocate for strategic economic infrastructure; and,

  6. enhance the quality of place, particularly precincts with high tourist visitation.

An Economic Profile of the City of Busselton and the Strategy document can be viewed in the ‘Document Library’ section.

The Council has established a new Economic Development Taskforce. This body is chaired by the Mayor and comprises:

• Two elected members of Council;

• Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association;

• South West Development Commission (State Government);

• Regional Development Australia South West (Federal Government);

• Busselton Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (BCCI);

• Dunsborough-Yallingup Chamber of Commerce and Industry Inc. (DYCCI);

• Six business/industry sector members

The Taskforce will work on the Implementation Plan for the Economic Development Strategy.

Local creativity, energy and a willingness to share ideas to work together will help drive our destiny. The ‘Busselton Your Say’ site provides an online forum to provide the community with an opportunity to contribute to debate on local economic development issues and challenges. Stakeholders are welcome to contribute to our Brainstorming Board – tell us what’s working here in the City of Busselton?

Where are the service gaps? Where are the business opportunities?

Your feedback is the key to our collective success.

The WA Government has announced the City of Busselton has been selected as one of five regional cities to be funded as part of the Regional Centres Development Plan program. The funds will help us to accelerate some initiatives for building better business and centres in Busselton and Dunsborough throughout 2017 and beyond.

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