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Our Partnership has a range of priorities it is championing. Some of these have led to new initiatives in our region.

Read about some of these projects below.

The Victorian Cross Border Commissioner

 

The Victorian Cross Border Commissioner: a Partnership priority realised

At both our 2016 and 2017 Assemblies, the Mallee community told the Partnership about the difficulties of living in a border area.

We heard about the need for a Cross Border Commissioner to further the interests of businesses, organisations and individuals who live, work and operate across Victoria’s border communities.

“We listened to communities’ stories of the difficulties in living and working in a cross border area,” explains Win Scott, Chair of the Mallee Regional Partnership. “Then we took this priority to the Victorian Government.”

“We were thrilled that the Government listened to the Mallee and committed $800,000 in the 2018/19 State Budget to establish the Cross Border Commission.”

The Commissioner will be responsible for promoting the interests of Victorian border communities, resolving issues and developing common approaches with neighbouring states.

The regionally-based Commissioner will work to remove barriers and find solutions to maximise growth and productivity.

Recruitment for Victoria’s inaugural Cross Border Commissioner is now complete and an appointment was announced in September 2018. The Commissioner will officially commence on 15 October.

If you would like to contact the Commissioner’s Office please email crossborder.commissioner@rdv.vic.gov.au

You can view the Mallee Regional Partnership 2018 priorities and achievements video here.

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