Helping shape the future of the Ovens Murray region03/11/2016
Ovens Murray locals now have an unprecedented chance to shape the future of their region.
The Minister for Regional Development today announced the start of online consultation for the Ovens Murray Regional Partnership community ahead of their first Regional Assembly to be held in Benalla on November 30.
A new website recently launched by the State Government 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, Members of Parliament and local government coming together to discuss priorities for each region.
Following the Assemblies, each Partnership will deliver key recommendations straight into the heart of 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 Ovens Murray Regional Partnership includes the Alpine Shire, Indigo Shire, Mansfield Shire, Towong Shire, Benalla Rural City, Wangaratta Rural City and Wodonga City.
Capitalising on the region’s tourism potential, increasing access to training, improving connections through transport and digital communications, strengthening health services and developing the region’s key industries are likely to be some of matters discussed by the Ovens Murray Regional Partnership.
Ovens Murray community members can register their interest in attending the assembly via the website, as well as having their say through online polls and forums.
Be part of the conversation by visiting engage.vic.gov.au/ovens-murray