Strength in Diversity: Diversification, Innovation and Jobs. Commonwealth Review of SA Economy and Impact of GMH Closure

John Spoehr, Lance Worrall

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Abstract

This submission has been developed by the City of Playford and the City of Salisbury in collaboration with the Australian Workplace Innovation and Social Research Centre (WISeR). We have looked and learned from past Australian responses to major plant closures and see the need for a more comprehensive response. We have also looked at successful responses internationally and seek to apply some of those lessons to our current position.

The two Councils are prepared to participate fully in a taskforce with the Commonwealth and state governments, or other collaborative agency intended to provide leadership, direction and steerage to the process of industrial diversification and rejuvenation in northern Adelaide. The two councils will leverage northern Adelaide business leaders and union and community representatives through open forums and existing networks.

 Local government, in partnership with industry and other levels of government, is well-positioned to deliver regionally appropriate solutions through use of its service and infrastructure capabilities. In particular it is able to offer high value business extension and outreach services delivered through community centres, business support arms and learning networks.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWISeR, The University of Adelaide
Number of pages24
Place of PublicationAdelaide, Australia
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • diversity
  • innovation
  • employment

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