Economic Development Strategy
The world is changing rapidly with technological advancement, climate change, COVID-19 and geopolitical shifts impacting how our economy works. An Economic Development Strategy will consider opportunities for our city, outline how these trends will impact Maitland, and identify future opportunities.
Through dialogue with our local community, businesses and stakeholders, we will identify the priorities for Maitland's economy and devise an action plan to outline the community's aspirations.
Future Maitland is the ongoing conversation we're holding with our community around Council's first Economic Development Strategy.
Between August and November, we held a series of thought provoking sessions with local residents, community groups, high school students, business people, councillors and Council staff. Presented by Future State Director, James Tuma, the sessions dived into what is happening at the cutting edge of mobility, jobs, skills and innovation. From sustainability to connectivity, agriculture to clean construction, Future Maitland explored what future scenarios could play out in Maitland.
Here’s a snapshot of what we’ve heard so far.
In phase two, we'll be asking for more input to explore the main concepts and potential directions that emerged from the entirety of the Future Maitland process.
To recap what was discussed, you can view the full presentation via the video below.
We will provide a number of opportunities for the community to have input on the Economic Development Strategy, including residents and business communities.
For updates on the project or to provide comments, please reach out to the City Economy Team on (02) 4934 9743.
August - November 2022
October- November 2022
February- March 2023