The City of Armadale has launched its new Economic Development Strategy (EDS) to build on the success of its earlier Strategy released in 2012.
The recently adopted Strategy sets a clear direction to facilitate and measure growth of the local economy over the next five years.
In July 2017 the City engaged consultants Lucid Economics to work with a range of external stakeholders and elected members through a series of project briefings and workshops.
City of Armadale Mayor Henry Zelones OAM, JP said it is important we build and enhance business growth and employment opportunities as our population grows.
“The overarching framework of the Strategy identified three key outcome areas which include infrastructure, investment, promotion of Armadale and support for businesses.
A total of 39 individual action items are contained within the Strategy's Action Plan.
Primary and emerging industries in the City of Armadale will be the focus when it comes to implementing the Action Plan, as follows:
Primary: Health Care and Social Assistance, Retail Trade, Education and Training, and Construction.
Emerging: Education and Training, Manufacturing, Wholesale Trade, Public Administration and Tourism.
“Our economic development vision is to have a vibrant and sustainable economy that provides a diversity of jobs and investment opportunities.
“The City will roll out the majority of the actions and support other agencies and partners to complete the various activities contained in the Action Plan.
“The challenge for the City now lies in implementing the Plan and enhancing Armadale’s status as the Strategic Metropolitan Centre for the south east region,” said Mayor Zelones.