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Economic Development & Tourism Strategy

We lead an integrated approach to the community's focus of a livable and vibrant place that supports local economic growth. Our leadership is focused on creating results that help make Port Stephens a better place to live, work and play.

By building relationships and growing trust with the community, business and government we can create an environment that supports business growth, injects vibrancy into our communities and drives tourism.

The Port Stephens Economic Development & Tourism Strategy has been designed to provide a way forward to achieving positive outcomes over the next three years. Key priorities have been developed after consultation with the community and business which align with other key strategic documents aimed at creating economic growth across the region.

We will lead the implementation of this strategy in partnership with our Economic Development Advisory Panel (EDAP) and other key stakeholders. Our focus is on:

  • making business growth easier
  • attracting events that drive economic outcomes
  • increasing overnight visitor spend
  • creating people friendly spaces.

Key documentation