“Employment opportunities that decrease commute times with good infrastructure for socialising and working.”

Female, 39-48, Casey Next.

“More jobs across various skills and trades so that people do not have to travel to Melbourne CBD. Maybe have another CBD in Casey.”

Male, 29-38, Casey Next.

Council will facilitate and support job creation, particularly in new and emerging industries, through partnerships and city planning. It is a priority for the Council that the number of local jobs increases to reduce the high number of people who must leave the municipality for work every day.

Strategies

Strategic Indicators

6.1 Position the Casey Cardinia Region as a favourable location for current and new business investment.

Net growth in business activity in the region.

Increase in the number of new jobs and businesses
in the region.

6.2 Provide support for existing local businesses to connect, collaborate and access opportunities to improve and grow their business.

Increase in the level of investment in local industries.

Increase in the level of participation and satisfaction within business development activities.

Increase in the delivery of planned business development activities.

6.3 Work with local industries and education providers to create employment pathways and opportunities for our diverse community.

Satisfaction with the quality of support provided (satisfaction rating for forums/network opportunities and level of participation by businesses in Council programs).

6.4 Advocate on behalf of the community to State and Federal Governments, statutory authorities and other sectors for supporting infrastructure and investment to facilitate increased economic activity in the identified Activity Centres Strategy.

Level of external investment in Activity Centres.

Community Satisfaction Survey results for ‘lobbying on behalf of community’.

Level of funding and/or infrastructure delivered that aligns to advocacy campaigns.

Related Strategic Plans

Casey Cardinia Economic Development Strategy

Casey Cardinia Visitation Strategy*

Digital Strategy