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Council calls for participants to join Economic Summit

1 April, 2015Posted in: Community, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to host the Shire’s inaugural Economic Summit on 16 June 2015 and is inviting residents and business leaders to participate.

The free summit is being organised by Council in an effort to establish a list of viable business and community projects that will form the basis of a broader Economic Development Strategy.

Council’s Economic Development Manager Noel Ferguson explained the concept.

“A lot of talented people live here in our Shire,” he said.  “The premise of the Summit is to bring these people together, tap into their passions and prioritise project ideas that will help promote our Shire as an innovative and ‘open for business’ region.”

The Economic Summit will focus on projects across the following sectors: Water, Food, Shelter, Energy, Transport, Business, Learning and Art and Recreation.

“We’re now calling for project ideas from experienced people who are passionate about these Summit sectors,” Mr Ferguson said.

The closing date for project ideas is Friday 17 April 2015.

“We’re also seeking Expressions of Interest from community members who believe they can help us shortlist potential projects,” he said.  “Ideally we’d like to commence meetings in late April.”

Information about Suggested Projects and/or Expressions of Interest for sector groups can be obtained via email at: noel.ferguson@wsc.nsw.gov.au.

The inaugural Wingecarribee Economic Summit will be held on the afternoon of Tuesday 16 June 2015 at the Mittagong RSL.

“The intention is to then pitch viable projects from the Economic Summit to potential investors at a follow up Investment Summit to be held in October this year,” Mr Ferguson added.

“We believe that our Shire has limitless business and economic possibilities.

“Our hope is that this working summit unearths some genuinely positive and tangible project ideas that will help us meet our community goals for 2031 and beyond.”

For further information contact Council’s Economic Development Manager, Noel Ferguson via email at noel.ferguson@wsc.nsw.gov.au or phone (02) 4868 0517.