Isaac Regional Council's socio-economic development team provides specialist functions to support the continued social and economic development of the region and its significant economic contribution to the broader regional state and national economies. We assist Council, investors, business operators and the community to fully understand the social and economic characteristics of the region and provide strategic leadership in development efforts.
The Manager of Socio-Economic Development is supported by a Senior Economic Development and Tourism Officer, Senior Project Officer, Analytical research officer, Project Officer and Tourism Development officer.

Key function areas:

Analytical Research

We provide accurate and relevant data and statistics to Council and external customers across all aspects of the socio-economic sphere. We undertake population projection modelling relating to both resident and non-resident populations to ensure the future infrastructure and services need of the region are identified in a timely manner.

Program and Project Management

The Socio-economic development team manage and deliver successful outcomes across a wide range of projects and programs from capital works projects such as the Dysart Medical Centre and regional urban design frameworks, to digital enterprise workshops for local business, to the development and publication of regional investment prospectuses.

Strategic Planning and Development

We work closely with regional leaders to develop effective socio-economic development strategy and policy to support the continued sustainable growth of the region.  We also advocate and lobby for local outcomes through submissions to state and federal policy and strategy development processes.

Tourism Development

Tourism development is a priority for Isaac Regional Council. Council's regional tourism development strategy 2012 – 2017 provides a blueprint for the development of tourism in the region, capitalising not only on the region's natural assets but also recognising niche market development such as industrial tourism.

To talk to the socio-economic development team contact Council.