Economic Development Strategy

Nillumbik’s Economic Development Strategy 2020-2030 has been developed to strengthen the economy and facilitate job creation over the next 10 years. Adopted by Council in June, the strategy outlines practical actions to support growth and investment across the Shire and outlines a framework on how Council will support this development.

Council will capitalise on our strengths to grow the economy through advocacy, collaboration, partnerships, and innovation, compatible with the Shire’s unique natural environment.

Council is committed to sustainable economic development across the Shire with a focus on four key objectives. The four objectives of the draft strategy are to:

  1. Improve economic development practices to assist local businesses
  2. Create vibrant activity centres and employment precincts in Eltham and Diamond Creek
  3. Facilitate economically and environmentally sustainable use of land within the Shire’s green wedge
  4. Showcase Nillumbik’s visitor, recreation and cultural economy.

 For further information contact Economic Development and Tourism on 9433 3128 or email