Talking Tamworth Tomorrow – new strategies to drive economic development, investment and visitation for the Tamworth region

Tamworth Regional Council (TRC) has recently commenced steps to evolve its economic development and investment strategy and visitor economy plans with members of the community invited to get involved and have their say.

The Tamworth Tomorrow Economic Development and Investment Strategy will be complimented with an Investment Prospectus to attract, support and retain an already growing and prosperous region. In unison, Council is developing a Visitor Economy Plan to build the Tamworth regional brand, tourism, business visitation, events and associated investments to deliver future outcomes as described in Blueprint 100 adopted by Council in 2020.

Council is committed to working closely with the community and stakeholders across the region through its engagement plan which includes online surveys and a series of workshops this month. 

Director, Growth & Prosperity at Tamworth Regional Council, Jacqueline O’Neill said “We are focused on developing these strategies and plans to deliver community, stakeholder and industry led economic priorities as we recover from the effects of the pandemic and support future regional opportunities.” 

She said, “The Tamworth region has acted as an economic hub for years, and delivers a range of essential services to surrounding regions. We are looking forward to building on a strong 
foundation by developing key growth sectors, jobs, skills, affordability, liveability and creating opportunities for diversity and investment. 

“We want these strategies to be guided by the community. Economic development is about more than Council delivering new projects and infrastructure – it is about collaborating with our 
community to develop clear strategic themes and priorities that we can all work towards together.”

Interested community members can register for these workshops or be part of the conversation through the online survey by visiting haveyoursay.tamworth.nsw.gov.au.

Community sessions will be run online on the following dates:

• Nundle Community Workshop: Tuesday 19 October, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
• Manilla Community Workshop: Wednesday 20 October, 2021, 6:30pm – 7:30pm: 
• Tamworth region Community Workshop: Thursday 21 October, 2021, 6:30pm – 7:30pm
• Barraba Community Workshop: Friday 22 October, 2021, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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