WALGA releases an updated Economic Framework for Local Government in Western Australia

Published on:
Monday, 26 February, 2024

In response to Local Government’s growing focus on economic development, WALGA embarked on a project to research the role of Local Government in Economic Development and develop a conceptual framework to help Local Governments both understand their role and have a practical resource to assist them in developing their economic development strategies. 

With COVID-19 changing the economic development landscape, WALGA has updated the Economic Development Framework to help guide WALGA’s activities to support the sector in developing their local economies and business communities. 

This Framework recognises that Local Governments have different approaches to their economic development activities, which are often influenced by their organisational capacity and local economic conditions. 

Importantly, this Framework is not intended to be prescriptive or definitive. Local Governments are encouraged to be aspirational in the development of their economic development strategies and activities within their local constraints and opportunities. 

WALGA has also worked with SGS Economics to provide templates for Business Cases and Economic Development Strategies tailored to the Local Government sector. These templates are designed to be easily edited and customised to suit a diverse array of Local Governments. 

Read the documents and access the templates.

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