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The Orbost & District Chamber of Commerce & Industry are pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Cotter to look at the future economic options for Orbost and district.This is particularly timely given the challenges that the district will face in the future as the timber industry is closed down.

Tim grew up in Orbost and completed his schooling at the Orbost Secondary College before moving to Canberra to attend University. Tim has tracked a path through economic development and government administration roles most recently based in Newcastle as the Regional Manager for the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

The role which is employed through the Orbost & District Chamber of Commerce & Industry will see an initial 12-month project begin with a discovery process involving industry, education, community and government to discover innovation opportunities for further development. Tim will be seeking to engage with as many members of the community as he can. The project demands that the local community are involved in the identification of innovation opportunities in the region as the foundation for developing a competitive regional economy.

The project is funded through the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions andhas the support of a range ofpartners who have expertise in community economic transition including the Latrobe Valley Authority, theUniversity of Melbourne and RMIT. 

Tim Cotter SRM   Tim Cotter contact details



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