Investment Attraction Policy
An Investment Attraction Policy provides strategies focusing on bringing new business investment to a community.
Purpose of Investment Attraction Policy
To establish a framework for the provision of business incentives applicable to either new business investment or the significant expansion of existing business in the Horsham Rural City Council area.
Relationship to Council Plan
The policy supports the Council Plan Goal 2 in "Sustaining the Economy and Environment" and key directions to "pursue opportunities for new development" and "cultivate opportunities for the Municipality to prosper".
Council continues to encourage business development in the Municipality, and offers incentives to new development through a range of assistance. The level of possible incentives available is influenced by the degree of economic, social and environmental benefits which the new development will bring to the Municipality, and the businesses ongoing and independent sustainability. Of primary importance to Council is the creation, retention and development of business and employment opportunities within the Municipality. Council will decide at its discretion the level of assistance to be offered to any new development.
What Council can offer Businesses
The Horsham Rural City Council has a strong commitment to creating a high quality business environment that develops new jobs, fosters innovation in technology and diversifies the economic base. Council provides a range of services to assist business development, including: