Lockhart Shire's Business Community

Lockhart Shire offers and encourages a diverse range of development opportunities including expansion in the retail industry, development in the agricultural and transport industries and the establishment of tourist related businesses.

Opportunities existing in tourism product development include accommodation, dining, gourmet foods, recreational opportunities and holistic health facilities.

Lockhart Shire Council is committed to strong economic development in the region and has a genuine interest in establishing long term relationships with potential developers.

Council will provide assistance to facilitate the establishment of new businesses and the expansion of current businesses and will also coordinate access to information from government agencies.


Investment Attractions Incentives

In 2017, Lockhart Shire Council introduced a Investment Attractions Incentives package for businesses in key industries and locations that will encourage job growth and business growth in the region. It is also available for new businesses and for those wanting to relocate or expand operations within the region.

The below documents provide further details:

Direct-Financial-Incentive-Offer-Fact-Sheet.pdf

Investment-Attraction-Incentives-Scheme-Guidelines.pdf


Annual Business Survey

The Lockhart Shire Business Survey is undertaken annually so Council can better understand the state of business in the Shire and can respond to the needs of the business community. The survey enables Council to obtain the views of businesses, with the results used to influence, shape and inform the development and delivery of future plans and strategies, to assist promotion of our area and to use the data in submissions for funding and advocacy.

The results of the 2016 Business Survey are as follows:

2016-Business-Survey-Results.pdf


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