Whyalla City Council is embarking on a new economic development initiative that will divert funds back into the city’s transformation.
City of Whyalla’s elected members have voted not to renew membership with the Regional Development Australia Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula, instead investing into a Whyalla-focussed development strategy.
The annual fee of close to $200,000 dollars will now be utilised to pursue direct business and investment opportunities for Whyalla.
The new initiative is expected to create jobs and training opportunity’s, while delivering more projects that bring an overall benefit to the community.
Council have stated, “The unanimous decision to withdraw from the RDAWEP was made by elected members at Monday night’s ordinary Council meeting. Whyalla Mayor Clare McLaughlin, who is an executive council member of the RDAWEP, declared a conflict of interest and was not present for any discussions or decision-making by Council.”
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