Economic Development Strategy

Georges River’s Economic Development Strategy highlights and builds on the economic and competitive advantages of doing or having a business in Georges River. Our centres are some of the most accessible in Sydney. Kogarah, for example, was recently ranked as the 16th most accessible centre in Greater Sydney[1].
Home to world class health care facilities, a TAFE, many schools, a talented, skilled and culturally diverse workforce, Georges Rivers presents opportunities for new and existing business growth and innovation.
The Economic Development Strategy takes a place based approach on the basis that being competitive in a modern economy is about creating places that are attractive to live work or invest in. In taking this approach the Strategy outlines the composition, opportunities and challenges of each of our key and emerging centres. 
The Strategy’s vision is to deliver responsive and progressive places for investment, working and lifestyle. To meet this vision, the Strategy:

  • sets out the why and how to grow the local economy

  • outlines key characteristics, opportunities and challenges across the local government area and for each key and emerging centre as part of growing the local economy

  • provides meaningful themes, goals and actions for delivery and measurable review

  • supports employment and fosters business growth, innovation and resilience.


[1] Deloitte Australia, March 2018, Imagine Sydney Live Series – a liveable Sydney


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