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ANNUAL PLAN 2007-2008 (Adopted 30th August, 2007)

Health and wellbeing

Education and workforce development

Destination development

Strategic industry development

In 2007-2008, the Cradle Coast Authority will seek to lead, influence and deliver:

Key issues and actions:

Better health standards and services for all residents in the region through • Safe and reliable hospital and health service delivery based on continuous monitoring of regional needs, access and coordination across services and locations • Better awareness and utilisation of health services through improved community information and partnerships between the health system and regional stakeholders • Improved planning for, and participation in, opportunities for physical activity and recreation that can help reduce the incidence of lifestyle-related health problems

Increased education and workforce participation that contributes to regional development through • Identification and removal of barriers to participation in education, training and work • Better access to regionally-relevant education, training and vocational opportunities • Workforce strategies linked to long term industry and community development needs

Increased share of Tasmania’s visitor markets and economic returns to the region through • Coordinated planning and development of tourism products, experiences and services • Enhanced awareness of the region’s identity as a tourism destination • Improved conversion of visitor awareness into bookings and visits

Strategic development of major industry sectors based on regional comparative advantages, including • Continuing global competitiveness of major processing and manufacturing operations and their local supplier networks • Broadening of the region’s economic base through innovation, value adding and collaboration between small/medium enterprises to achieve economies of scale • Development of opportunities for new investment based on the region’s climate, water resources and established industry ‘clusters’

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Regional implementation and communication of state-wide health services plans Creation of regional advisory structures with links to GP, research and local government networks Investigation of a continuous walking/cycle route linking centres between Latrobe and Wynyard

Improved availability of student accommodation and transport links within and outside the region Up-to-date information on regional skills needs and services for users, providers and policy makers Sector-based skills and workforce development initiatives (agriculture, trades, local govt, etc) Implementation of Tarkine, food, wildlife and mining heritage strategies Cooperative marketing and promotion campaigns aligned to the region’s tourism brand Improved visitor information distribution and booking systems Value chain improvements, skills development and structural reform in the region’s vegetable industry Coordination of site inductions and maintenance shutdowns across major industrial sites Industry capability mapping and facilitation of joint tendering, innovation and ‘cluster’ networks


ANNUAL PLAN 2007-2008, CONTINUED

Natural resource management

Transport infrastructure and services

Local government cooperation

In 2007-2008, the Cradle Coast Authority will seek to lead, influence and deliver:

Key issues and actions:

Coordinated investment and regional capacity to address natural resource management (NRM) priorities through • Development and implementation of regional NRM investment plans and priorities • Build regional skills, resources, technologies to assist delivery of NRM projects • Increase regional participation in, and ownership of, NRM issues affecting the region

Ongoing planning and development of safe, strategic transport links to and within the region, including infrastructure, services and policies affecting • Bass Strait freight and passenger services, including links to King Island • Intra- and inter-regional road and rail freight corridors and tourist routes • Commuter services providing access to health, education and work opportunities between the region’s population centres

Mechanisms by which local government can respond collectively to regional issues that extend beyond the normal scope or influence of individual Councils, including • Facilitation, hosting and management of regional processes, initiatives and services under delegated authority from member Councils • Preparation and maintenance of regional information, strategies, policies and advice that can inform strategic planning and decision-making by Councils • Engagement of local government members, professional staff and networks in regional development issues requiring community-level input and leadership

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Development of regional investment proposal for Natural Heritage Trust funding 2008-2013 Continued development of successful NRM delivery models, including regional weeds management program Development of more strategic and integrated projects, eg estuarine water quality monitoring Review of Regional Transport Plan and links to local and regional planning initiatives Extension of the Auslink national network to include Bass Hwy to Smithton and future development of Wiltshire and Zeehan rail links Regular commuter services between Wynyard and Latrobe, with links to outlying areas Facilitation of processes between local and state government regarding improved planning systems Development of structures and mechanisms for regional cooperation on waste management Provision of research, training and professional development addressing Council needs through the Cradle Coast Institute for Regional Development


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