“After celebrating 20 years of service, the Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC) has grown into one of the most preeminent economic development units in the nation through the organisation’s proactive and innovative approach to building capacity, skills and opportunity for the Central Highlands.”

Cr Kerry Hayes, Chairman

The 2017–18 financial year can be described as one of progress and achievement for the Central Highlands Development Corporation (CHDC) as it works to put comprehensive regional planning into action.

We have certainly been busy; in this financial year, some of our key highlights include:

  • Delivering 647 visits to local businesses;
  • Providing more than 950 hours of tourism operator support;
  • Securing $769,809 in grant funding for CHDC programs and initiatives
  • Welcoming more than 1,375 attendees at various CHDC events with over 40 program and event partners;
  • Identifying 36 key priorities identified in partnership with industry stakeholders in the Central Highlands Economic Masterplan

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