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Economic Strategies and Insights

Economic Development Strategy

The Economic Development Strategy provides a framework to promote and facilitate sustainable economic development in Bass Coast. Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Phillip Island and San Remo Visitor Economy Strategy 2035: Growing Tourism

Phillip Island San Remo Visitor Economy Strategy 2035

Tourism is one of the main economic drivers of Bass Coast. In fact, Bass Coast is the second most dependent shire on tourism in Australia, after Uluru.

Over a third of the population is employed by the tourism industry, which attracts over 1.85 million visitors annually. Visitor numbers are projected to grow by 4.2 per cent per year to reach over 4 million visitors by 2035.

This strategy was created in consultation with representatives from Regional Development Victoria, Phillip Island Nature Parks, Destination Phillip Island Regional Tourism Board and Visit Victoria.

Bass Coast Economic Insights

Explore economic and demographic data for Bass Coast. The data presented references industries, workers, tourism and trends. You’ll find information on employment, wages and salaries, exports and imports, visitor spend and building approvals. Data is available in tables and/or graphs and is easily exported as required.

Useful Resources

For more information on setting up a business or investing in Bass Coast, contact our Economic Development team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or 03 5671 2211 or email business@basscoast.vic.gov.au.