During the past six months, Charters Towers Regional Council have facilitated Economic Development and Tourism workshops to assist in the development of our own Charters Towers Draft Economic Development & Innovation Strategy and a Charters Towers Destination Management Plan including a Tourism Strategy and a new Regional Tourism Re-Brand.
These workshops were well attended across the seven (7) sessions. It was exciting to see five (5) of our local schools
participate, sharing their passion and wants for the region. In addition to these workshops a number of one-on-one interviews with key stakeholders, Industry Groups and Government Departments were held, together with Roundtable discussions with Councillors and Executive Management. Additionally, Online surveys were made available to the General Public and Council Staff.
Council is excited to release the Draft Strategies for public exhibition and welcome all feedback. These Strategies are the product of comprehensive community collaboration and participation. We want to know what you think of our plans to build a dynamic and vibrant economy and community for the future.
Following public consultation and approval by Council, the final strategies will be released in September 2020. Implementation and Action Plans which have been developed alongside these strategies will be activated once they are endorsed by Council. We are very pleased to invite you to comment on these Strategies. They are available to view and comment online (see below) and are available in hardcopy at the Excelsior library up until and including the 19 August 2020.