Coorong District Council
About the project
The Coorong District Council aims to create a Tourism and Economic Development Plan that will identify opportunities and initiatives to assist the local community to revitalise and diversify the local economy and meet the challenges of climate change and water availability.
The Council's communities have undergone extreme stress in recent years due to drought and reduced water levels and flows in the River Murray and Lower Lakes and they need assistance in order to plan to reverse the current decline in economic activity and population.
The process proposed to undertake a Tourism and Economic Development Plan for the Coorong District Council will involve a three step process:
- Situation - Where are we right now? How did we get here?
- Target - Where do we want to be? What is our objective?
- Path - How can we get there?
The plan is about:
- making choices and considering future options for the community;
- taking actions now to achieve desired economic outcomes to ensure a sustainable; and
- prosperous future for our communities.
This project was completed in February 2012 and resulted in the production of the "Coorong Tourism and Economic Development Plan 21 November 2011" which focuses on positive strategies to re-invigorate the local economy. The plan sets out objectives and strategies for nurturing innovation, supporting local economic development and strengthening business and community confidence.
Further information on this project may be obtained by contacting the Coorong District Council directly on 08 8572 3611.
The Strengthening Basin Communities program is funded by the Australian Government's Water for the Future initiative.