Regional Development Victoria

Helping shape the future of the Great South Coast region

31/08/2016

Great South Coast locals now have a chance to shape the future of their region.

The Minister for Regional Development opened online consultation for the Great South Coast Regional Partnership members, ahead of its first Regional Assembly to be held on 6 October in Port Fairy.

A new website launched by the Government today will give rural and regional Victorians the chance to share their ideas about local opportunities and challenges across every government portfolio.

Each of the nine Regional Partnerships will host an assembly involving at least 100 people, including community members, Ministers, Members of Parliament and local government – coming together to discuss priorities for each region.

Great South Coast community members can register their interest in attending via the new website, which includes polls about local issues, links to strategic regional plans and more information about the Partnerships. Feedback received online will inform discussions at the assembly.

Following the assemblies, each partnership will deliver key recommendations straight to government through the new Rural and Regional Ministerial Committee, made up of seven members of Cabinet and chaired by the Minister for Regional Development.

The Great South Coast Regional Partnership includes the shires of Corangamite, Glenelg, Moyne, Southern Grampians and the City of Warrnambool.

Expanding high-value agricultural production and strengthening government service provisions in health, education, aged care and disability are the types of issues which could be addressed by this Partnership.

Be part of the conversation by visiting: engage.vic.gov.au/great-south-coast

Residents who need support to access the website should contact their local Council for assistance registering for the Assembly or contributing to the online consultation.



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