Have your say on direction of Noosa’s economy 


Council is reviewing Noosa's Local Economic Strategy to ensure it remains focused and current and is seeking input from the community. 

Mayor Clare Stewart said the world has changed significantly since the strategy was adopted five years ago.  

"We need to make sure these long-term plans remain current into the future," Cr Stewart said. 

"This document is key to identifying where we apply our economic development effort." 

"Discussions council has had with local business groups and business leaders suggest key elements of the existing strategy continue to resonate with the community and will be retained and built upon." 

Council has now developed a discussion paper which outlines the direction of the revised strategy and is seeking feedback from the community. 

Centred on the concept of a 'Smart Biosphere', the proposed direction is underpinned by three guiding principles and three key areas to enable economic growth. 

Achieving growth in 'smart' industries, diversifying beyond tourism and population growth and being globally connected are the key principles of the strategy. 

It is these concepts and principles that council wants feedback on. 

"I encourage anyone who has an interest in the future of Noosa's economy to have a read of the discussion paper and complete the survey questions," Cr Stewart said. 

The discussion paper and survey are available at yoursay.noosa.qld.gov.au until 3 September.