NURP Resilient Economy

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Council has recognised that the emerging local economy needs an increased level of resilience to withstand external fluctuations associated with the boom/bust cycles of the market.

In addition, Local Government is best placed to leverage influence from its own economic activities.

Locally grown networks are stronger due to local knowledge and social connectedness; leading to environments of knowledge-sharing and creativity.

By strengthening social enterprise in a local economy and by balancing public/commercial activity, the level of resilience can be further improved.

Additionally, Resilience comes from spreading different land uses and activity over different scales, business sectors, and place context.

Some of the Resilient Economy outcomes that the NURP aims to deliver include:

  • Diversifying the types and scales of employment opportunities to help achieve a locally grown network;
  • Activating spaces by facilitating start-ups and transitional use arrangements. Creating short term solutions that are Lighter-Quicker-Cheaper, to allow for transform and innovation to occur in the long term;
  • Integrating smart urban infrastructure with the public and private realm, e.g. smart public transport stops, anticipate NBN roll out, free Wi-Fi in public spaces, building design to support high speed internet connections.

Council made a presentation regarding the NURP to the Office of the Victorian Government Architect (OVGA) in March of 2016. A copy of the A3 poster regarding Resilient Economy that was shown at the presentation can be downloaded here.

* Please note that this page is for information only and that Council has not adopted these measures at time of publishing.


Council has recognised that the emerging local economy needs an increased level of resilience to withstand external fluctuations associated with the boom/bust cycles of the market.

In addition, Local Government is best placed to leverage influence from its own economic activities.

Locally grown networks are stronger due to local knowledge and social connectedness; leading to environments of knowledge-sharing and creativity.

By strengthening social enterprise in a local economy and by balancing public/commercial activity, the level of resilience can be further improved.

Additionally, Resilience comes from spreading different land uses and activity over different scales, business sectors, and place context.

Some of the Resilient Economy outcomes that the NURP aims to deliver include:

  • Diversifying the types and scales of employment opportunities to help achieve a locally grown network;
  • Activating spaces by facilitating start-ups and transitional use arrangements. Creating short term solutions that are Lighter-Quicker-Cheaper, to allow for transform and innovation to occur in the long term;
  • Integrating smart urban infrastructure with the public and private realm, e.g. smart public transport stops, anticipate NBN roll out, free Wi-Fi in public spaces, building design to support high speed internet connections.

Council made a presentation regarding the NURP to the Office of the Victorian Government Architect (OVGA) in March of 2016. A copy of the A3 poster regarding Resilient Economy that was shown at the presentation can be downloaded here.

* Please note that this page is for information only and that Council has not adopted these measures at time of publishing.