Future

Future of Orbost and District Project

Drawing on experience with energy transition in the Latrobe Valley, it was agreed that the Orbost district might benefit from early intervention to facilitate transition. The Latrobe Valley Authority’s (LVA) Smart Specialisation methodology was seen to be a useful approach for developing a roadmap for the future of the Orbost district.

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Project Background

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Regional Context Analysis

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Media and Communications

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Events and Workshops

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Innovation Opportunities

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Other Projects and Initiatives

Interested in the Regional Context Analysis Report?

The context analysis uses demographic and descriptive data to understand the current community, business and population characteristics and activities in the Orbost district. Interviews with key stakeholders from business, education/research, government and community have provided insights to the ways of working in the region, perceived strengths, the relevance to different kinds of supply chains, and possible innovation activities.

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Innovation Opportunities

There is no shortage of interesting ideas, and potential market opportunities for new ventures in the Orbost district. The economic data demonstrates the strength of existing agricultural activities and the strength of expertise which underpins the performance of that sector.

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Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3)

Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3) methodology provides an opportunity to spark cross-sectoral innovations and connections.

If you’re new to the concept of we’re excited to have you on board to help us expand and strengthen this way of working across community, industry, education and government. 

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The future isbrightexcitinginnovativecollaborativein Orbost and district

“There have been many economic development plans for the Orbost district over the past 30 years mostly as a consequence of cutbacks in the major industry of the district – timber.  The outcomes of these various plans has been limited."

"The Future of Orbost & District Project is different as it uses the quadruple helix approach to planning, bringing together Industry, Community, Government Sectors and  Education & Training collaborating together to drive structural change far beyond the scope of what any one of the sectors could achieve alone.”

“The opportunity to plan for the future of Orbost is in full swing with support from the Local Development Strategy fund as part of the Victorian State Government Forestry Plan. The Orbost Chamber of Commerce and a team of committed local and support staff have been very pleased to uncover many innovative people and activities already in place across the community. What a great start to building on the strengths of the Orbost community for the decades ahead.”

“Orbost Education Centre Learn Local supports the Orbost community and the Future of Orbost and district project as we all have a common goal.  Working collaboratively and developing our community including pathways to education and employment.

A key focus for our organisation is providing opportunities for small and remote communities to access quality education and training as Learning changes lives!”

What project participants are telling us

The regional context analysis used demographic and descriptive data to understand the current community, business and population characteristics and activities in the Orbost district.

Interviews with some 60+ stakeholders from business, education/research, government and community have provided insights to the ways of working in the region, perceived strengths, the relevance to different kinds of supply chains, and possible innovation activities.

Looking to the future of the Orbost district

Contact Us

Phone

0419 040 469

Email

tim.cotter@orbostregion.com.au

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