Whitehorse Investment & Economic Development Strategy 2023-2027

The Investment and Economic Development Strategy is the lead strategy in guiding Council’s economic and investment growth and sustainability.

The current Investment and Economic Development Strategy Extension 2020-2022 is about to expire therefore Council is seeking to conduct an extensive consultation process to inform the development of the new Investment and Economic Development Strategy (I&EDS) 2023-2027. 

The I&EDS 2023-2027 will explore the following areas in addition to other themes that are identified through the consultation process, including:

  • retention and expansion of local businesses;
  • business attraction that contributes positively to the overall enhancement of the local economy;
  • investment facilitation and advocacy (Box Hill and Burwood);
  • promotion of sustainable development and innovation;
  • promotion of social, economic and environmental viability and sustainability of the City of Whitehorse; and,
  • support and promotion of quality of life for the Whitehorse community.

Investment and Economic Development Mission Statement

The Investment and Economic Development Unit exists to direct and implement the Investment and Economic Development Strategy 2023-2027 and beyond, focussing on improving quality of life for people living, working, studying and visiting the City of Whitehorse.

Consultation Process

Whitehorse City Council is inviting our community, businesses and stakeholders to contribute to the development of the I&EDS 2023-2027.  Council will be undertaking the following engagement activities commencing May/June:

  • Establishing a local Economic Development Reference Group
  • Facilitate workshops, focus groups and precinct pop up community sessions
  • Online survey  (hard copy surveys available on request)
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Investment & Economic Development Strategy Extension 2020 - 2022

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