Economic Development Strategy

The Economic Development Strategy is built around the vision and objectives of the Community Strategic Plan, industry and stakeholder consultation, and data analysis, to identify Council's role and responsibilities in Economic Development activities. 

The strategy focuses on five key areas:

  • Newcastle's role as the capital of the Hunter Region,
  • The development of key infrastructure,
  • Supporting business growth and employment,
  • Encouragement of innovation and creativity and
  • Developing the visitor economy of Newcastle