Economic Development

The Rural City of Murray Bridge endorsed its Economic Development Strategy 2020-2032 at its meeting on the 14 April 2020.

This document supports the key theme of Dynamic Economy contained in the RCMB Community Plan 2020-2032 and contributes to the vision of Thriving Communities.

To achieve the vision of the Economic Development Strategy 2020-2032 and the goals of the Council’s Strategic Plan 2020-2024. Council works in close partnership with Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland whose mission is to provide a catalyst to achievement of the region’s priorities through advocacy, facilitation and funded service delivery.

The last four years has seen important work in the economic development area to position the Rural City of Murray Bridge for the future. Significant investment within the region has targeted developing a sense of place and identity that will attract people to live, invest and develop businesses in the region.

So what should we expect during the next 12 years?

Over the 12-year life of the plan, the Rural City of Murray Bridge intends to continue its investment in the public realm, to strengthen its commitment to ensure business growth is a priority and to plan for and deliver infrastructure that leads development within the community.

With three clearly articulated phases of four years each, this Strategy aims to guide Council and our region down a path of economic development and opportunity.

The key themes over the period are:

  • Continue investment in the public realm to support the positive perception of our region
  • Strengthen the commitment to ensure business growth is a priority
  • Plan for and deliver infrastructure that supports and leads economic development
  • Ensure a strong, skilled and resilient regional workforce

The Economic Development Strategy 2020-2032 constitutes the 2020 review and re-forecast, and aligns the strategy with Council’s Strategic Plan 2020-2024 and Community Plan 2020-2032, to be presented in four-year stages. The stages are now identified as:

  • Stage 2 2020-2024 Developing opportunity
  • Stage 3 2024-2028 Consolidating the benefits
  • Stage 4 2028-2032 A creative and dynamic future

This realignment resulted in an additional two years of objectives being included in the strategy and provides opportunities for a community consultation process to occur in parallel with the review of the Strategic Plan every four years.

The objectives under each stage include:

  • Stage 2 2020-2024 Developing opportunity
    • Attractive Murray Bridge
    • Rural City of Murray Bridge is a destination of choice
    • Resilient Innovative Businesses
    • Effective economic infrastructure
    • Skilled workforce
  • Stage 3 2024-2028 Consolidating the benefits
    • There’s something for everyone
    • Operational and balanced investment
    • Online: Fast, Connected, Informed
    • Paved pathways to employment
  • Stage 4 2028-2032 A creative and dynamic future
    • Adelaide’s Playground
    • Innovative Businesses
    • Future City

If you would like further information on Economic Development Strategies within the Rural City of Murray Bridge and the wider Murraylands Region please to not hesitate to contact:

  • Regional Development Australia Murraylands and Riverland