Join the conversation on our future economy

Published on 15 June 2023

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A series of workshops are being held to shape our shared vision of sustainable growth across the municipality and develop Council’s Economic Development and Tourism Strategy. 

Rural City of Wangaratta Mayor Councillor Dean Rees said now is the time to have your say on our future.  

“The Economic Development and Tourism Strategy will shape decisions for the development and growth of our municipality.  The strategy will guide the Council on a wide range of decisions and opportunities, from attracting investment and skilled labour, to the development of our agriculture, manufacturing, tourism, innovation, and health industries.” 

“It is vital that our business community and residents of the Rural City share their views and vision for the future of our region,” Cr Rees said.   

The Economic Development and Tourism Strategy is a document that outlines Council’s intentions for local economic development and growth for the next five years. 

Councillor Irene Grant encourages everyone with an interest in the future of the municipality to participate and ensure a balanced view of our future growth is achieved.   

“Contributing to help shape the strategy guides Council’s future decisions and influence better outcomes for the prosperity of our community is incredibly important,” Cr Grant said.  

"We would like to encompass the views of people from across the community so that this strategy is a strong guide for the future."  

Workshops will be held on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 June to facilitate the foundations of the strategy.  Business and industry specific workshops will be held during both days. For more information and to register your attendance please visit, Upcoming Events Rural City of Wangaratta

If you are unable to attend a workshop but would like to contribute to the development of the Rural City of Wangaratta’s Economic Development and Tourism Strategy, please complete the online survey at, Wangaratta Economic Development and Tourism Strategy Survey Community and Business Survey | QuestionPro Survey

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