A partners group has been established to ensure that the strategy is developed in an inclusive manner and owned and supported by business and industry groups, government agencies and service providers.
A crucial component in having a high level of sucess in implementing the strategy with the community, business, investors and government is 'the author'.
CHCC has engaged SCU to author the Strategy as they provide us with all the key criteria:
- Authoritative and Independent & evidence based
- Leverage to obtain Outcomes
- Access to cross discilinary expertise and experiance
- Research and Analytical Capabilities
- Experience in strategic planning and writing
- Industry knowledge
- Engagement and communication experience
- Commitment to the objectives and outcome of the strategy
|ETC Business Leaders Breakfast
Bernard Salt spoke to the Coffs Harbour community on July 31, 2012 about the social and demographic change in Coffs Harbour.
Download a copy of Bernard Salt's presentation.
|31 July 2012|
||Launch of Economic Strategy Process
Steve McGrath, General Manager of Coffs Harbour City Council, launched the process and outlined how we plan on developing an inclusive and collaborative strategy. Steve McGrath's presentation.
|31 July 2012|
|Following Bernard Salt’s talk at the ETC Business Leader's Breakfast ETC also hosted a SWOT Analysis which was facilitated by Bernard Salt. Over 80 members of Coffs Harbour's business community provided a lively and thought-provoking discussion into Coffs Harbour’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats. This provides us with a strong foundation to develop the future strategy.
|Apply to join the ‘engage central vteam’ and have the ability to contribute. To apply send us your full name, email address, mobile phone number and briefly outline your interest in the Economic Strategy.
Engage Central vTEAM
A Strategy vTEAM established to continue the dialogue sparked off by the launch.Engage Central vTeams will be the collaboration space where members are able to contribute to and shape the development of the Strategy and Action Plans. vTeams is a networking tool and communications platform that enables consultation, engagement and collaboration the community. vTeams have been developed on a platform that is similar to Facebook, but with security measures and identification verification required. Apply to become a member of the Economic Strategy vTeam.
|3 Aug 2012 |
Apply to join an Industry Network
Send us an email to apply - include your full name, email address, mobile phone number and briefly outline your interest in the Economic Strategy.
A range of Industry Networks will be established to undertake their own SWOT analysis and evaluate Industry Snapshots to provide key points on global, national and local drivers, trends and innovation. They will also develop Industry Action Plans.Each Network will consist of industry members representing the ‘depth’ of existing and emerging industries in their area. It is anticipated that these Networks be ongoing and will work to grow their own business and the business sector itself, creating wealth for the community and increasing employment opportunities. Industry sectors will include:
- Food Security / Systems
- Building and Construction
- Creative Industries
- Health and Wellbeing
- Information Technology
- Manufacturing (Manufacture Coffs Coast)
- Professional Services
- Education and Skills
- Sport and Recreation
- Tourism and Events
- Emerging Industries and Clean Technology
|Aug & Sept 2012 |
Following the formation of Industry Networks, elected representatives from each Industry Network and the Partners Group will be formed into a Reference Group to guide the Strategy during its development and implementation.
|Sept 2012 |
Business Alliance for Local Living Economies - BALLE
|Michael H. Shuman’s Speaking Tour
“Achieving Real Prosperity for Local Communities”
Leading American economist, attorney, author, entrepreneur and advocate for local business, Michael Shuman tours Australia in September. The tour is sponsored by Energising Communities, Coffs Harbour City Council, Enterprise & Training Company Ltd (ETC) and Economic Development Australia (EDA).
WORKSHOP FOR REFERENCE GROUP
When: 27 September 2012
- ALL WELCOME
When: 28 September 2012
Where: Pacific Bay Resort
Time: 12:00 – 2:30
Cost: $50.00 per head cash only at the door
RSVP: Sue 66484 087 OR EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
|27-28 Sept 2012 |
Industry Sectors develop Action Plans
|Oct 2012 |
Review of Draft Strategy by the Industry Networks and Reference Group
|Nov 2012 – 21 Jan 2013|
|| Ongoing Industry Network Workshops & Competitor Analysis
||Feb – April 2013|
||Final Draft Strategy circulated to Industry Networks and Reference Group
||April 2013 |
Final Draft Strategy presented to Council’s Executive TeamPublic Exhibition of Draft Strategy
||Adoption of Strategy
||July 2013 |
||Review Economic Strategy