Valley of opportunities

Rigorous economic planning has been completed and a framework for growth established. The Clarence economic agenda is supported by a set of investment opportunities based on the area’s competitive and natural strengths including:

  • marine industry clustering
  • wood fibre reuse
  • bio energy production
  • white soya bean processing
  • value adding activities for commercial fishing and aquaculture
  • transport hubbing
  • tourism (particularly in growth areas of nature based and cultural tourism)
  • forestry bio technology
  • regional foods
  • creative industries
  • aged care and senior’s living

The Clarence Valley Economic Development Strategic Plan and economic research programs are available online at or by contacting the economic development team at

Council has received funding support from the Australian Government under the Sustainable Regions Program to undertake a range of programs that support industry growth and investment attraction in the sugar, transport and timber related sectors.

All projects will be completed by August 2008 and will result in the creation of pathways for future investment and development.