Economic Development Strategy

Economic development is the practice of stimulating, attracting or maintaining business activity and/or employment within a defined geographic region. It promotes prosperity and improved quality of life across the whole community by supporting and serving the needs of local business people.

The City of Port Phillip is a drawcard location for residents, visitors and workers alike. The City’s strategic position between the Melbourne CBD, the bay and the port has allowed it to prosper economically and socially.

The area is ideally located for freight distribution and enjoys excellent public transport links to the CBD and elsewhere by train, tram and bus.

The City of Port Phillip has first class tourism assets and infrastructure and is home to some of Victoria’s best known attractions including Luna Park, the St Kilda Foreshore, Station Pier and the popular beaches along Port Phillip Bay.

Port Phillip is renowned for its unique atmosphere and cultural diversity which makes the area an attractive destination for a wide cross-section of residents, visitors and businesses.



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