Regional Development Victoria

Engaging with our Community

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The Barwon Regional Partnership consults and engages with its community throughout the year. In 2019/20, this engagement will be through a small number of targeted deep dive meetings.

In previous years, the annual Regional Assembly has provided a large forum and focus for engagement.

Read about the Barwon Regional Assemblies below.

2018 Barwon Regional Assembly
2017 Barwon Regional Assembly
2016 Barwon Regional Assembly


2018 Barwon Regional Assembly

The 2018 Barwon Regional Assembly was held on Thursday 19 July in Wallington on the Bellarine Peninsula and was attended by 190 people, including 160 community members.

It was an opportunity to hear what the Partnership has achieved to date, and for further discussions on four key priority areas:

  • Young People Are Our Future
  • The Economy We Need
  • Pride in Our Place (coastal infrastructure)
  • Pride in Our Place (housing for all).

It was great to hear the passion and depth of conversation at the Assembly.

A report for attendees is being prepared and will be circulated shortly.

2017 Barwon Regional Assembly

Around 300 people – including 230 community members – attended the 2017 Barwon Regional Assembly in Geelong in September 2017.

It was a great opportunity for local people to tell Partnership members and Government Ministers and representatives what is important to us.

The main topics discussed at the Assembly were:

  • Young People Are Our Future
  • The Economy We Need
  • Pride in Our Place.

A letter and a snapshot were sent to attendees.


2016 Barwon Regional Assembly

Held in November 2016 in Torquay, the first Barwon Regional Assembly generated plenty of ideas. These are summarised below:

  • Enabling our children and young people through education and training
  • Transforming our industries and jobs for the future
  • Ensuring an inclusive, safe, healthy and resilient community for us all
  • Making our city and town centres places people want to live and visit
  • Improving the transport network across our region
  • Building the visitor economy throughout our region
  • Climate change.
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