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Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils

Camden, Campbelltown, Wollondilly

 

MEDIA RELEASE - Business Leaders Meet to Discuss Economic Development


25 August 2009


Monday 31 August will see twelve leaders from business and local government across Macarthur meet to discuss issues around the future economic development of the region.

MACROC is undertaking a major review of its Macarthur Economic Development Plan to realign its strategies and initiatives with the emerging challenges and opportunities presented by an increasingly globalised economy. To assist in this process, an Economic Development Advisory Group has been convened, comprised of local leaders in business and industry, as well as senior staff from Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly Councils.

MACROC President, Cr Anoulack Chanthivong, said the current Economic Development Plan was drafted in 2005 and needed to be reviewed to reflect a number of significant developments, including the State Government’s Metropolitan Strategy, and the Draft South West Sydney Sub-regional Strategy, which set employment targets for the region.

“The MACROC commissioned study ’Employment Prospects for South West Sydney’ also identifies a number of issues that need to be addressed, and of course, since 2005, there have been structural changes to the economy that will impact on our region,” Cr Chanthivong said.

“The input from the members of the advisory group, who represent both large and small business and work in a range of industry sectors, will ensure that our economic development strategy continues to promote better economic growth and employment opportunities for our area".

“I would like to thank the members of the group for giving up their time and participating in a process that will help to shape the future direction of economic development in our Macarthur community. Their expertise and knowledge will be of great assistance in developing a long term strategy that creates economic development, sustainability and prosperity in our community,” Cr Chanthivong said.

A list of the Macarthur Economic Development Plan Review Advisory Group members is attached.

Media contact:

Cr Anoulack Chanthivong
President
Mobile: 0412 413 377

 

Macarthur Economic Development Plan Review Advisory Group

Camden

• David Waudby, Macarthur Business Enterprise Centre
• David Head, Southwell Engineering Pty Ltd
• Kerry Shephard, Camden Chamber of Commerce
• Steve Kludass, Camden Council

Campbelltown

• Carlos Broens, Broens Industries Pty Ltd
• Jim Marsden, Marsdens Law Group
• Graham Dickie, Landcom Commercial
• Jeff Lawrence, Campbelltown City Council

Wollondilly

• Paul Gerlach, Delfin Lend Lease
• Mark Hardacre, Picton Chamber of Commerce
• Anthony Schofield, Department of Primary Industries
• Ally Dench, Wollondilly Shire Council

 

 


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