Local Businesses

Adelaide Hills Council recognises the importance for the Hills region to have a strong, diverse and sustainable economy. In October 2015 our first Economic Development Strategy was released. This document provides a basis for ongoing discussions with the region's business community and how best to support economic development. 

By understanding local issues Council will be better positioned to provide networking opportunities, coordinate local economic development efforts and be useful advocates to other levels of government to enable projects and investments that will benefit the local economy.

The key outcomes that we expect from the EDS include: 

Embracing a strong economy
A Council that recognises the importance of a strong, diverse and sustainable economy as an essential element of our region's communities.

Providing the foundations
A Council that leads, takes responsibility and fosters a culture that is supportive and ensures the economic development of the region through improved planning, infrastructure and services. 

Creating Desirable Places and Opportunity
A region that embraces opportunities and attracts investment to create additional jobs and increase the wealth of the region and its residents. 

Partnering for Success
A Council that works alongside key stakeholders in business, government and the community with a focus on an efficient and effective business environment.

The Implementation Plan highlights the key activities over the next 18 months considered important to progress the EDS.

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