Long-term plans by Cradle Coast Authority and councils linked by new agreement

Two long-term plans to guide the future development of the North-West have been united by an agreement between councils and the Cradle Coast Authority.

The 'memorandum of understanding' recognises the new Cradle Coast Regional Futures Plan as the overarching economic development framework while providing support to initiatives from the councils' Sustainable Murchison 2040 plan. It is designed to create synergies and help implement actions from Sustainable Murchison 2040 at a whole or sub-regional scale. The MOU was signed last month by the councils of Burnie, Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head, which developed Sustainable Murchison in 2016, and the CCA.

CCA chief executive Daryl Connelly said the MOU was part of a broader economic development agenda being pursed by the Coast's nine councils.
"They are working together to tackle very complex industry and education matters that many others would put in the 'too hard' basket, and people from outside the region are watching with interest," he said.

"The signing of this MOU is further evidence of a new era of local government cooperation."

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