If you are a local business operator, take the opportunity to advise Council about the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to your business and the broader Lithgow economy by completing the Lithgow Our Place Our Future Online Business Survey.
Capturing the knowledge of our local business operators is an essential step in assisting Lithgow City Council, Government agencies and stakeholder groups to make informed decisions about how to best support the business community and diversify the local economy away from its reliance on the mining and energy sectors.
“Actions to strengthen Lithgows economy will only be effective if they are developed with the input of as many local business operators as possible. These are the people who know first hand what it is like to run and grow their businesses in the challenging times we are currently facing. I urge every business operator – large or small – to find the time to complete the online survey,” said Lithgow City Council Mayor, Councillor Maree Statham.
Council will use the information gained from the online survey in a variety of different ways including:
- framing the preparation of the 2015 – 2020 Economic Development Strategy Action Plan,
- providing strong evidence to support Council grant applications for priority infrastructure and business development funding,
- assisting Lithgow Council, State and Federal agencies to deliver targeted improvements to transport, communications, infrastructure, employment and skills development, and revitalisation works.
Follow the link business.lithgow.com/business-survey/ to complete the online survey which will run until Friday 3 July 2015. You can also contact Councils Ms Arabella Perguini-Sheere on 0459 159 527 to find out more information about the online survey.