Mayoral candidate Debbie Blumel will launch another key element
of her Jobs Policy during a visit to Beerwah today with retiring
Division One Councillor Anna Grosskreutz.
Cr Blumel said that under her leadership the Sunshine Coast Council will develop a Regional Economic Action Plan as well as a Local Economic Action Plan for every town.
“Creating jobs is my top priority and these economic action plans will deliver confidence, certainty and more opportunities,” Cr Blumel said.
“Council has a key role in getting our economy back on track and I will get the job done.
“Each plan will be worked up in co-operation with local businesses and Council’s Economic Development staff.
“Places like Beerwah will reap the rewards of this targeted approach with each plan delivering for the needs and aspirations of each town.
“The Local Economic Action Plans will be rolled up into a Regional Economic Action Plan which will also include a number of whole-of-region and strategic initiatives.
“I will also continue to work closely with the state and federal governments to ensure our region makes the most of its opportunities.”
Councillor Blumel has already announced the first key element of her Jobs Policy – the formation of a Sunshine Coast Business and Industry Group.
“It’ll bring together key players to vigorously pursue business opportunities, remove obstacles and create a positive culture for business on the Sunshine Coast,” said Cr Blumel.
The remainder of the Blumel Jobs Policy will be announced over the course of the campaign.
“I am very pleased that Cr Anna Grosskreutz will be with me today to launch this part of my Jobs Policy in Beerwah. Cr Anna has delivered so much for local business in Division One.”