The Partnership engages with the Gippsland community throughout the year and takes our region’s priorities annually to the Victorian Government.
Over time, the Partnership has been able to refine the region’s priorities as it has consulted further.
In some cases, Government has responded to the priorities with funding for specific initiatives at Budget time or through the year.
But not all of our priorities require funding initiatives to get off the ground.
The Partnership recently completed an Outcomes Roadmap - a summary of the key outcomes the Partnership is striving to achieve, the actions and key projects the Partnership is focussing on, and what success will look like for the region. This is a living document and will be updated going forward.
One way in which our Partnership priorities can be realised is through the Budget process.
You can read about our 2018/19 Victorian Budget Outcomes below. These outcomes relate to 2017 priorities.
You can read about our previous Budget outcomes here.
Gippsland Partnership priorities supported in the Victorian Government Budget 2018/19 include:
- $35.5 million to redevelop Federation Training Morwell, including a Future Skills Training Centre and a Technical Training Centre of Excellence
- $25 million for Federation Training’s Port of Sale Development to consolidate its services in Sale into a new Educational Community and Industry Hub
- $0.7 million to establish a food and fibre taskforce to drive the development of the Gippsland Agriculture Agenda in the food and fibre sectors
- $115 million to expand the Wonthaggi Hospital Emergency Department.
Gippsland Regional Partnership Chair, Maree McPherson shares her thoughts on the 2018/19 Victorian State Budget announcements.