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Growing the local economy

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April 16, 2018

Committee for Echuca Moama chief executive Martin Szakal attended the meeting and said multiple topics were covered on the day.

GROWTH of the local economy was on the agenda at the first Regional Economic Statement discussion.

The aim is to create a document that identifies how the region’s economy can diversify, with emphasis on things that will transform the economy rather than small piecemeal investments.

The purpose of the economic statement is to develop a regional investment prospectus to attract public and private funding for large-scale projects that will create significant change.

The project commenced in March 2018 with Remplan appointed to undertake stage one. Stage one will conclude by the end of April.

It is expected the entire project will be completed by the end of September.

Committee for Echuca Moama chief executive Martin Szakal attended the meeting and said multiple topics were covered on the day.

“My group focused on international investment attraction, building an agriculture workforce and youth employment,” he said.

“For each we had to identify the key issues, identify the benefits of change and possible solutions to the problem.

“Other topics covered by other groups in the room included energy, policy and enabling infrastructure.”

At the upcoming Loddon Campaspe Regional Partnership meeting on May 3, community groups or businesses can contribute by going online to have a say at engage.vic.gov.au/loddon-campaspe

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