Business & Economic Development

With its highly productive soils, water availability, spectacular natural attractions, coastline and lifestyle, the District Council of Grant offers significant opportunity for business investment, value adding and tourism.

Council has skilled staff in the areas of Economic and Community Development, Tourism, Planning, Building and Environmental Health to assist investors, developers, existing and prospective business owners and operators with queries in relation to conducting, expanding or starting a business in the District Council of Grant area.

Council is able to provide advice and assist with new developments, tourism and business opportunities and provide help in linking with relevant Commonwealth and State Government Agencies and their programs.

A snapshot of the Council's demographic and economic profile can be accessed here.

Dairy Review

Council, in conjunction with Wattle Range Council, engaged SED Advisory to undertake an independent review of the dairy industry across both Council districts. The review considered the potential future of the industry, opportunities for growth as well as potential constraints to the industry’s growth. The Dairy industry is of significant economic value to the Limestone Coast. The South Australian dairy sector is considered a world leader in dairy yields - 20% higher than the rest of Australia and two to three times higher than the global average. The Limestone Coast region yields are, on average, higher than the rest of Australia. For quite some time, over 90% of raw milk produced in the Wattle Range and Grant District Council areas was transported to processors located outside the Limestone Coast region.  The full report can be accessed here.

Useful Links
  • PLANNING & BUILDING                                                    

Visit the Council Planning & Development page             




Visit the Council Food Businesses page


The Framework is available here


For further information contact the Economic Development Advisor by phoning 08 87210444 or emailing