The Partnership engages with the Gippsland community throughout the year and takes our region’s priorities 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 focusing 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 2019/20 Victorian Budget Outcomes below.
You can read about our previous Budget outcomes here.
Gippsland Partnership priority outcomes supported in the Victorian Government Budget 2019/ 20 include:
- $7 million for the redevelopment and expansion of the Latrobe Regional Hospital
- A commitment to the provision of free public wi-fi in Latrobe Valley in areas where there are key community facilities and tourist attractions
- $105.5 million to boost camping in Victoria’s great outdoors, including
- A new coastal park on the Bass Coast
- Funding to plan a Sea to Summit hiking trail and associated park infrastructure upgrades in East Gippsland
- Expansion of free TAFE courses to include early childhood education
- Funding for planning for school upgrades at Bairnsdale Secondary College and Cowes Primary School
- A brand-new Junior Secondary School in Bass Coast and school upgrades at Churchill Primary and Traralgon (Kosciuszko Street) Primary.
- South Gippsland will be one of the first six rural and regional local government areas to receive the roll out of universal 3-year-old kinder
- $1.5 million to develop a new on-water café on Bullock Island in partnership with the Lakes Entrance Fisherman’s Cooperative Society
- $1.4 million for the new Hope Restart facility in Gippsland