Mayor of Liverpool Plains Shire Council (LPSC) and Chair of the Namoi Joint Organisation (JO) of Councils, Councillor Andrew Hope, welcomed representatives from Gunnedah Shire and Tamworth Regional Councils, from other agencies and individual participants to the initial Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS) Workshop, held in Quirindi.
“Some 50 people attended this workshop which is an initiative of the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet through the Centre for Economic and Regional Development (CERD), which aims to develop consistent regional economic strategies across NSW,” Councillor Hope said.
Attendees at the Regional Economic Development Strategy (REDS) Workshop which was held at the Quirindi RSL Club.
“I am very pleased to be working closely with the NSW Government to develop the REDS for the Lower North West region and to see the three Councils working closely together for the benefit of all three and our region’s sustainable economic future,” Councillor Hope continued.
“The workshop provided those attending an opportunity to be instrumental in the development of forward-looking, well informed economic strategies for key local industry and business growth across our region.
“It provided up-to-date demographic and economic information about the Lower North West region which will help us further develop the evidence we need to attract future State resources to underpin regionally significant economic projects and create employment in our local government areas,” Councillor Hope concluded.