Thank you to everyone who provided input on the Council's draft Economic Development and Tourism Strategy 2016-2021.
Your feedback provided us with valuable insights.
Respondents supported the strategy’s five key objectives, a focus on:
- "best in class" neighbourhood shopping centres
- Boroondara as a tourism destination
- being "ready for business"
- helping businesses establish and grow
- Council continuing to provide leadership and foster key partnerships.
Community feedback also provided insight into top motivators for buying local which were: quality of offering, value for money, diversity of shops, accessibility, advertising and locally sourced products.
Insights into key Boroondara attractions were also sought and included: parks and gardens, shopping centres, restaurants and cafes, markets, and heritage buildings and gardens.
Due to feedback, Council will investigate the possibility of a ‘locally purchased’ certification scheme for retailers and gauge support for other local shopper reward schemes.
The strategy is a living document and we encourage feedback and ideas at any time.
|July 2016||Community feedback on draft strategy|
|August 2016||Council endorsed Economic Development and Tourism Strategy 2016-2021|
For more information, contact Lucinda Bakhach, Economic Development on 9278 4814 or email Lucinda Bakhach.