Urban Enterprise has a detailed understanding of the factors affecting regional and local economies and the need to identify competitive advantages that will underpin economic growth.
Our approach to economic development is grounded in research, including economic and demographic assessment, Local, State and Federal policy and extensive consultation with stakeholders, the community and industry sectors.
Our economic development strategies provide clear directions and actions to enable clients to achieve practical outcomes.
The Strategy was prepared for Council’s economic development unit and included a thorough economic analysis and consultation with industry and community.
Urban Enterprise prepared a high quality report for Council which was applauded by the Mayor.
The strategy acknowledged the role of the knowledge economy, health and education in Yarra and the need for Yarra to support a significant increase in jobs within its employment nodes.
The City of Yarra Economic Development Strategy was adopted and is being implemented.
The Tweed Shire Economic Development Strategy was undertaken by Urban Enterprise in 2014 and provided a thorough assessment of of the Tweed economy and industry consultation.
The strategy identified ways for Council to leverage from its competitive advantages including proximity to Gold Coast Airport, Tweed Heads as a major commercial hub and the high quality amenity landscapes to support tourism development.
The strategy was successful in gaining confidence from the business sector in Tweed Shire's economic direction and provided advice to governance and industry engagement.
Although the Kyneton Saleyards has been in continuous operation for over 150 years, structural saleyards industry changes and peri-urban land use pressures are combining to form a challenging environment for Kyneton, requiring the preparation of a strategy to safeguard the facility's future. Urban Enterprise undertook a Strategic Plan, Asset Management Plan, Truck Wash Business Case and Masterplan for the Macedon Ranges Shire, aiming to secure the long term viability of the facility and build the case for government funding to upgrade infrastructure and improve competitiveness, safety and sustainability.