Economic Development Strategy

The current Economic Development Strategy was adopted at the Ordinary Meeting of Council in December 2010 to guide our work on economic development and tourism promotion in our Shire.

The Strategy supports the wider goals of the Council Plan and ensures a robust economic future for Nillumbik. Ultimately, this Strategy is designed to enhance the wellbeing of our community. We are using our advantages to encourage a vibrant and sustainable local economy; our magnificent environment and the high level of skill and ability of our residents and business people.


Having reached the end of the five-year implentation period for the current strategy, Council has commenced a process to review the implementation of the strategy, undertake research into economic activity across the Shire, and prepare a new four year Economic Plan 2017-2021.

Council has engaged the firm Urban Enterprise to undertake research and consultation to inform the the development of an issues and options paper, which will provide the basis for a broader discussion over the next few months.

If you would like to be involved or have a say, please get in touch.


To view the Economic Development Strategy, please go to  or download the summary text file here


Council is seeking Expressions of Interest from business and community leaders to serve on the Economic Development Advisory Committee

To nominate, please download the text files Terms of Reference and Nomination Form


For further information, please contact Darko on 9433 3315 or email