The Economic Development Strategy for the Tumut Region was last updated in December 2010 (and adopted by Council in February 2011). The Strategy focuses on new investment, job creation and Tumut’s population growth over the next decade
Obviously the Strategy is due for revision and suggestions and comments regarding opportunities and issues from interested persons for inclusion in the revised strategy are most welcome.
The TREDS processes and methodology differs from traditional economic development strategies – the content is structured in modules - key industries and economic drivers - and maintained as a database (not as a word document) intended for regular revision and updates. It has been developed with features that aide and assist the delivery of a “living document”.
‘TREDS’ provides a detailed review of:
the six key economic drivers in the Tumut Region
This modular analysis of the Tumut Region economy is focused on industry, major economic drivers, new investment and employment. And while it examines the role of all stakeholders in the determining the future directions for development in the Tumut Region, the modular structure allows individual stakeholder to identify with (provide input and receive updates) on those modules of specific interest.
The report identifies the role of Tumut Shire Council as one of the many regional stakeholders - with one of those roles being the “custodian” of the strategy (a very different function from Councils’ role as a service provider to ratepayers - the traditional rates, roads and rubbish role).
TREDS replaced Tumut Region Vision 2020 strategy published in 1998.
The strategy document was developed based on:
1. The numerous previous and current plans and reports that have relevance to the Economic Development of the Tumut Region including:
2. Formal and informal opportunities, issues and opinions provided to Council over the past four years, and through the operations of the Tumut Regional Chamber of Commerce and its predecessor, Tumut Region Developing Naturally Inc.
‘Consultation’ to date has been both explicit and implicit - referencing the considerable work undertaken in the various plans identified above, and through discussions/clarifications with industry groups and development organizations including Regional Development Australia (Riverina & Southern Inland), Industry & Investment NSW, Tumut Regional Chamber of Commerce, Softwoods Working Group, Forest Industry Council – Southern NSW etc.
Stakeholders seeking to engage in the implementation of this strategy are invited to ‘opt-in’ by:
Industry & Community Consultation - Next Steps
1. Download the Strategy – especially those parts of the Strategy of specific interest to you.
2. Have your input – provide feedback to Tumut Shire Council’s Economic Development Officer.
3. ‘Opt-In’ to receive regular updates for the industry sector(s) of most interest to you.
Simply contact Tumut Shire Council’s Economic Development Officer :