ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

The Cradle Coast Regional Futures Plan 

The Regional Futures Plan provides the opportunity for community, business, education and government leaders to work together to identify new innovative growth opportunities as well as tackling structural issues that constrain our Region’s economy.  

Working regionally and collectively will help provide the scale and scope to deal with our challenges in ways that would not be possible individually. The Futures Plan will be completed by 30 November 2018.  

It provides valuable insights into where we should be focusing our initial efforts – the interrelated regional workforce planning and education and skills attainment / employment pathways.

Futures Plan a roadmap for the region

The Cradle Coast Regional Futures Plan will provide the regional leadership to unlock opportunities for local and regional economic growth.

With financial support from the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund, the Cradle Coast Authority (CCA) is developing a regional economic development plan – the Cradle Coast Regional Futures Plan.

The Plan will be a ‘roadmap for the region’ with stakeholders, such as the region’s nine local councils, government, business, education and community leaders, providing input.

“There are challenges across the Cradle Coast that are beyond the capacity of individual councils, communities, governments and industry sectors,” CCA Deputy Chief Representative and Latrobe Mayor Peter Freshney said.

“Working regionally and collectively makes sense when our communities are so interdependent.”

Cradle Coast Regional Futures Plan