Draft Economic Growth and Investment Strategy 2020-24

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Latest Update

The draft Economic Growth and Investment Strategy and direction will be reviewed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis.

For local industry and business related assistance during the pandemic please visit the ON Business Partner Program Covid-19 online resources.

Stay tuned to this page for further updates, and in the meantime we encourage everyone to maintain social-distancing and hygiene practices as recommended by SA Health.

For up-to-date information on affected council services and events, and council services which are still available, please visit Community Information Covid-19.

Background

The City of Onkaparinga provides an enviable lifestyle and a dynamic place to do business and invest. Underpinned by 9100 local businesses and a resident worker population of 74,873 people supporting a $5.3 billion economy, many of the city’s businesses are family businesses employing local people and supporting local communities. The city is poised to take its next growth step locally, nationally and on the world stage.

Despite our advantages, future economic growth is not guaranteed. Unemployment rates are above the state and national average, including for youth. Average household income levels which are an indicator of the standard of living and community well-being have in relative terms to the state average declined. For its part, the council is committed to playing a leading role in facilitating and encouraging economic growth.

This draft Economic Growth and Investment Strategy provides the blueprint to design a vibrant and successful local economy that will lift the standard of living of local residents and create jobs to serve the region’s key industries, now and into the future. This draft strategy aligns to Onkaparinga 2035, our community plan, and supports the achievement of the plan’s vision of ‘Strong vibrant communities’.

You can review the draft Economic Growth and Investment Strategy 2020-24 in the Document Library.

Latest Update

The draft Economic Growth and Investment Strategy and direction will be reviewed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis.

For local industry and business related assistance during the pandemic please visit the ON Business Partner Program Covid-19 online resources.

Stay tuned to this page for further updates, and in the meantime we encourage everyone to maintain social-distancing and hygiene practices as recommended by SA Health.

For up-to-date information on affected council services and events, and council services which are still available, please visit Community Information Covid-19.

Background

The City of Onkaparinga provides an enviable lifestyle and a dynamic place to do business and invest. Underpinned by 9100 local businesses and a resident worker population of 74,873 people supporting a $5.3 billion economy, many of the city’s businesses are family businesses employing local people and supporting local communities. The city is poised to take its next growth step locally, nationally and on the world stage.

Despite our advantages, future economic growth is not guaranteed. Unemployment rates are above the state and national average, including for youth. Average household income levels which are an indicator of the standard of living and community well-being have in relative terms to the state average declined. For its part, the council is committed to playing a leading role in facilitating and encouraging economic growth.

This draft Economic Growth and Investment Strategy provides the blueprint to design a vibrant and successful local economy that will lift the standard of living of local residents and create jobs to serve the region’s key industries, now and into the future. This draft strategy aligns to Onkaparinga 2035, our community plan, and supports the achievement of the plan’s vision of ‘Strong vibrant communities’.

You can review the draft Economic Growth and Investment Strategy 2020-24 in the Document Library.