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Regional Development Strategy for Gozo - 2021-2030


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From: Ministry for Gozo 
(Gozo Regional Development Authority - GRDA)
Published: 11 July 2021
Running till: 31 August 2021
​Last Updated: ​11 July 2021

1.        Background
The Gozo Regional Development Authority (GRDA) is launching a public consultation process to draw up the Gozo Regional Development Strategy. This strategy, covering 2021-2030 period, will focus on 8 priority areas that the Authority has earmarked as being crucial for the socio-economic development of Gozo.​

2.        Consultation Questions

      1. Do you agree with the high-level vision being proposed by the Gozo Regional Development Authority? 
      2. Does this strategy need to give additional weight to any particular area beside the 8 priority areas already mentioned? 
      3. What additional measures can be added to the ones listed in the consultation document?
      4. Do you agree with the concept that standards of living do not depend exclusively on income? What other factors should be considered? 
      5. Do you think there is a trade-off between economic growth and conservation of the natural environment? If so, what weight should be given to the natural environment vis-à-vis the economy? 
      6. In what ways can fiscal incentives be used to attract more business in Gozo? 
      7. How can Gozo benefit from an environment which is conductive to Research & Innovation? 
      8. How can we diversify the Gozitan economy? What other economic niches should be targeted?
      9. What are your views of the link between social development, inclusivity, and the changing social fabric of Gozo?
      10. Do you see a bigger role of Culture, History and Arts in Gozo?
      11. How can Gozo overcome the challenge of having inherent natural limitations? 
      12. How much do you value connectivity with the main Island? 
      13. Do you agree with the proposed methodology for prioritisation of measures? 
      14. What are your views about the further involvement of the private sector in the implementation of specific measures?

4.        Submission of input
Submissions must be sent in through the following channels:
By email:

By post:      204, Gozo Innovation Hub
                  Triq il-Pitkalija
                  Xewkija, XWK 3000

Submissions must be received by 31 August 2021.
We thank you in advance for your input.

Please be informed that submissions will be published on the webpage of this consultation at the end of the scoping phase. The lead Ministry has sole discretion upon the publication of comments.

Received contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published on the Internet, unless the contributor objects to the publication of his/her personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his/her legitimate interests. In this case the contribution may be published in anonymous form. Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account.  Any objections concerning the publication of personal data should be sent to the service responsible for the consultation on the following email address:
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In addition, please be aware of:
·         Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (Chapter 496)
As we are a public authority all documents we hold, including documents related to this public consultation process, may be released following a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act (Chap. 496), unless such request may be subject of an exemption arising from the same Act.

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