The Partnership engages with the Goulburn 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.
Goulburn Partnership priorities supported in the Victorian Government Budget 2018/19 include:
- $312.9 million for upgrades to the Shepparton rail line that will allow modern VLocity trains to operate to and from Shepparton for the first time, offer faster journey times and improve the amenity and reliability of services. Funding is also provided for a business case to finalise the scope and costs of Stage 3 to deliver up to nine return services a day
- $23 million for the Munarra Centre for Regional Excellence, a state-of-the-art educational, sporting, cultural and community centre for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal young people to be based on Yorta Yorta country in Shepparton
- $0.4 million for a masterplan for Barmah National Park, focusing on business opportunities for Yorta Yorta Traditional Owners
- $0.3 million to develop a renewable energy strategy for the Hume region
- $0.2 million to develop a strategy to increase employment and business opportunities for Aboriginal people in natural resource management
- Funding for an additional inter-peak weekday train service to Seymour.