The Victorian Government is providing $25,000 to assist Glenelg Shire develop future strategies for economic development, the Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today.
“Glenelg Shire in partnership with the Victorian Government recognises the need to support economic and community growth and to foster the development of existing and new business,” Ms Tierney said.
“The Business Retention and Expansion Program will help the council determine future planning and the development of key priorities in attracting sustainable businesses and communities to the south-west region.
“The program will be one of the fundamental drivers in forming a strategic work plan for the council’s Economic Development and Tourism Unit.”
”The project will also identify issues and opportunities for industry, businesses the community and the environment.”
Ms Tierney said the funding for the Business Retention and Expansion Program was being delivered through the $100 million Provincial Victoria Growth Fund to Glenelg Shire Council, which was contributing $25,000.
The Provincial Victoria Growth Fund is helping the State’s regional communities capture opportunities for economic and population growth and manage the impact of growth and change,” Ms Tierney said.
“The Provincial Victoria Growth Fund is one of the centrepieces of Moving Forward, the Brumby Government’s $502 million economic blueprint for Provincial Victoria.
Along with the highly successful Regional Infrastructure Development Fund, Moving Forward is supporting activities to drive population, investment and industry growth,” Ms Tierney said.
“The Brumby Government is continuing to work in partnership with communities right across the State to identify and develop opportunities to make their region a better place to live, work, invest and raise a family.”