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A diverse and resilient local economy.

In 2019−20 council has allocated $4.22 million to supporting and growing local business; making it easier to do business; harnessing emerging technology; and boosting our visitor economy.

Below are the new initiatives and projects for 2019-2020

A diverse and resilient local economy.

In 2019−20 council has allocated $4.22 million to supporting and growing local business; making it easier to do business; harnessing emerging technology; and boosting our visitor economy.

Below are the new initiatives and projects for 2019-2020

  • Economic Activation Plan

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    9 months ago

    In July 2018 Council endorsed the Economic Activation Plan 2018-2023 focusing on five strategic directions.
    These strategic directions form the basis of a five year action plan for the delivery of collaborative economic development programs and initiatives, resulting inongoing economic prosperity for the City in the following key areas:

    • Business capacity building
    • Investment attraction and growth
    • Innovation and digital evolution
    • Regional collaboration
    • Adelaide’s premier seaside destination.
    Small business development grants – $50,000
    The business grant program assists new and existing businesses in Holdfast Bay to innovate.
    The program aims to provide a level of ongoing benefit to the City through...

    In July 2018 Council endorsed the Economic Activation Plan 2018-2023 focusing on five strategic directions.
    These strategic directions form the basis of a five year action plan for the delivery of collaborative economic development programs and initiatives, resulting inongoing economic prosperity for the City in the following key areas:

    • Business capacity building
    • Investment attraction and growth
    • Innovation and digital evolution
    • Regional collaboration
    • Adelaide’s premier seaside destination.
    Small business development grants – $50,000
    The business grant program assists new and existing businesses in Holdfast Bay to innovate.
    The program aims to provide a level of ongoing benefit to the City through increased employment, potential export opportunities and increased participation by the local community.
    The initiative seeks to support new and existing businesses that:

    • Demonstrate innovation, creativity and sustainable practices
    • Increase employment and export opportunities
    • Demonstrate exemplar business practices
    It is intended to encourage collaboration to increase partnerships and business engagement across the city and encourage new businesses to locate in Holdfast Bay.

    Western Adelaide Alliance – $10,000

    The four western Adelaide councils are currently positioned well and are demonstrating growth that is
    leading the state. The Western Adelaide Alliance has the opportunity to continue this growth and partner with business to further capitalise on the economic prosperity for the region, with the end result being increased economic output for each member council.

    Project initiatives include:

    • Development of a western regional economic development strategy (activation plan)
    • Continuation of current initiatives in tourism, transport, business development, health and defence
    • Extending the scope of projects to include waste management, business capacity building, smart cities and infrastructure.

    Southern Business Advisory Service – $10,000

    The Southern Business Advisory Service, currently funded by cities of Marion and Onkaparinga and state
    government, operates within the four southern council areas. A new funding bid is required in 2019–20 and the current funding bodies have requested both Holdfast Bay and Mitcham councils contribute to the program.

    Circular economy audit – $20,000

    Somerton Park Industry Precinct is an important element of our local economy as the only light industrial precinct within Holdfast Bay. In 2019–20 we will undertake a circular economy audit to understand what opportunities and challenges might exist for the precinct to minimise waste and make the most of resources.

    Digital training – $20,000

    The Digital Training and Support Program will continue to assist small businesses to align online activities with business goals, increasing their knowledge and capacity to improve bottom line results in a constantly changing environment.
    Economic prosperity is a core pillar of Council’s ‘Our Place 2030’ Strategic Plan to ensure ‘A diverse and
    resilient local economy’.
  • Jetty Road Brighton

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    9 months ago
    New signage for Jetty Road Brighton – $25,000
    Council will install street banners to improve the visibility of Jetty Road Brighton, helping to increase the vibrancy for this popular mainstreet.

    Support for Jetty Road Brighton Winter Solstice Activation – $10,000
    Council will support local traders to create a winter activation at time of the solstice (June 21–22). Following a Nordic theme, the event will feature tepees, fire drums and pine trees and incorporate family activities and acoustic music performances. Local business will be engaged to provide instore and on-street activation helping to create a street party atmosphere. The event will...

    New signage for Jetty Road Brighton – $25,000
    Council will install street banners to improve the visibility of Jetty Road Brighton, helping to increase the vibrancy for this popular mainstreet.

    Support for Jetty Road Brighton Winter Solstice Activation – $10,000
    Council will support local traders to create a winter activation at time of the solstice (June 21–22). Following a Nordic theme, the event will feature tepees, fire drums and pine trees and incorporate family activities and acoustic music performances. Local business will be engaged to provide instore and on-street activation helping to create a street party atmosphere. The event will also recognise the strip’s relationship with sculpture and involve local charities.

  • Event Strategy

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    9 months ago
    Major events support and attraction

    Open space electricity supply – $150,000
    Council will upgrade and install new electrical distribution services to support public functions and events in the Moseley Square and foreshore area

    Event investment and attraction fund – $50,000
    This fund will allow council to develop, attract and support targeted events aligning with a new events strategy and 3 year business plan.

    Event Support – position continuation – $79,456
    Funding has been allocated to continue the employment of an event support officer to support and grow our annual events calendar.

    Major events support and attraction

    Open space electricity supply – $150,000
    Council will upgrade and install new electrical distribution services to support public functions and events in the Moseley Square and foreshore area

    Event investment and attraction fund – $50,000
    This fund will allow council to develop, attract and support targeted events aligning with a new events strategy and 3 year business plan.

    Event Support – position continuation – $79,456
    Funding has been allocated to continue the employment of an event support officer to support and grow our annual events calendar.