Economic Development Strategy

Council, through its Council Plan 2017–2021 is committed to sustainable economic development in the Shire as one of its five key goals ‘A Prosperous Economy’. The Strategy is designed to enhance the well-being of our community by encouraging the development of a vibrant and sustainable local economy that is based on our key advantages, including our magnificent environment and the high level of skills and abilities of our residents and business people.

The Council Plan features five inter-linked strategies:

  1. Encourage investment and development within the Shire

  2. Develop and market the tourism industry in Nillumbik

  3. Review existing precinct structure plans within activity centres

  4. Develop a visionary plan for Precincts 3 and 4 in the Eltham Activity Centre

  5. Identity new economic development opportunities and improve amenity

For further information contact Economic Planning on 9433 3315 or email