There are several characteristics of this regional economic development plan:
To develop it, a whole-of-government approach was adopted, drawing on economic development programs, initiatives and actions being undertaken in Tasmania and, in particular, in the northern region, by the three levels of government.
The Plan acknowledges that community development is an important part of contemporary economic development.
The Plan's development has involved a high level of collaboration and consultation - across government, with communities across the region, and with industry at peak body and individual enterprise levels.
It is underpinned by the notion of partnership, with many of the actions in the Plan being undertaken in collaboration with other stakeholders.
It has a high level of accountability and transparency. The Plan will be a dynamic document and will be reviewed and updated every two years.