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Council to host Shire’s first Investment Summit

23 October, 2015Posted in: Events
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The Shire’s inaugural Investment Summit is set to take place next Thursday 29 October at Peppers Craigeburn Hotel in Bowral.

This Investment Summit is a direct follow up to the Economic Summit where representatives from across the Shire were invited to come up with a list of projects to help promote growth in innovative and sustainable industries leading to more jobs within the community.

The Investment Summit is being organised and facilitated by Council and will see viable projects raised from the original June meeting pitched to potential investors.

Wingecarribee Shire Mayor Councillor Larry Whipper said the Investment Summit held long-term benefits for the Shire.

“This Investment Summit is a fabulous opportunity for both our Shire and potential investors,” he said.

“Investors will see projects based on ten priority economic sectors including water, food, energy, transport, recreation and technology to name a few.

“Projects that have the very real possibility of creating thousands of long-term jobs for our Shire.”

“Importantly, this get together is a direct result from the community’s desire to see the Shire deliver greater long-term sustainable employment opportunities,” the Mayor added.  “Opportunities that encourage clean, clever and emerging technology.”

Initial results from the dual summits have already been realised with last week’s launch of the Southern Highlands Food and Wine Cluster.

“The Food and Wine Cluster was a direct result of our initial summit,” Councillor Whipper said.  “And if that concept is any indication of the calibre of ideas that will be proposed to investors at the upcoming Investment Summit, then our region has a very bright future indeed.”

Attendees wishing to attend the inaugural Southern Highlands Investment Summit are asked to register prior at: www.southernhighlandsdevelopment.com.

For further information call Council’s Economic Development Manager, Noel Ferguson on phone (02) 4868 0517.

The Southern Highlands Investment Summit will be held at Peppers Craigeburn Hotel in Bowral from 9.30am to 4.00pm on Thursday 29 October 2015.