A 10-year strategic plan by Victoria’s five south-west councils could be highly beneficial to industry in south-east South Australia.
The Great South Coast Regional Strategic Plan, outlining infrastructure and transport corridor development that could boost the south-east’s economy, was put out for consultation on Monday.
Education and the loss of agricultural land to population growth are some of the other areas highlighted in the plan.
Mount Gambier Mayor Steve Perryman says the plan will be a good gauge of where both regions can expand until 2020.
“These types of plans are about looking at the major opportunities and potentially using those documents as a good source document to lobby other levels of government for investment in infrastructure that will drive those things,” he said.
“Like population and spending on infrastructure to support economic growth.”