Broad growth across a range of sectors on the back of strong population growth typifies the Casey Cardinia region’s economic track record over the last 10 or so years; in 2016, the region's Gross Regional Product (GRP) totalled $10.5 billion, which represents 2.8% of Victoria’s Gross State Product (GSP).

The region’s strongest industrial sectors are those suited to supporting strong populations and continuing growth, such as construction, retail trade, education/ training and health care/ social assistance operators in the area.

The Casey Cardinia region has numerous competitive advantages that provide a compelling case for any business.

The Casey Cardinia region offers a Facilitated Development Program to prioritise commercial and industrial developments that support the delivery of local jobs through business expansion or new investment. Planning applications must demonstrate the development will improve the viability of existing businesses or create new employment opportunities within the region to be considered for the program.


  • One point of contact throughout the application process
  • Pre-application meeting prior to lodgment to identify:
    • The quality and level of documentation required by Council
    • Any areas of concern prior to lodgment
  • Established timeframes
  • Cost savings

Planning applications lodged through the Facilitated Development Program will need to demonstrate significant job creation in the Casey Cardinia region to be considered for the program.

The City of Casey has a formalised facilitated development pr gram to prioritise developments which contribute significantly to the creation of local jobs either through business expansion or new investment into the region.

If your proposed development is within the City of Casey, visit the City of Casey’s website for more information.

Cardinia Shire Council work closely with all new commercial developments to ensure optimum results for the benefit of the business, economy and local job seekers.

If your proposed development is within Cardinia Shire, please contact Andrew Pomeroy, Coordinator Economic Development on 0429 570 776, to find out how your development can be supported.