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Digital projects deliver boost to the North East


Businesses and residents in the North East will benefit from two projects using digital innovation to bring new and improved services to the region, thanks to support from the Victorian Government.

The Animated Training Videos for All Abilities Workforce project will be run in partnership with NE Tracks Local Learning and Employment Network (LLEN) and social enterprise Merriwa Industries.

Merriwa Industries in Wangaratta aims to recruit 10 disadvantaged young people who will receive digital technology training to create animated training videos which are accessible for its employees.

Merriwa employs an all abilities team of more than 300 across its five businesses, which include packaging, processing, timber and plant nursery services.

Another project will work with local health providers to identify opportunities for digital innovation to be used to improve health outcomes in the region.

The Regional Health Innovation Partnership project will be run by Futureye Strategy, which is already conducting deep research into the region’s existing digital health landscape.

These two projects have been funded through the $3.5 million Regional Digital Fund, which supports a broad range of small-scale digital projects identified as priorities by the local Regional Partnership. This project has been supported by the Ovens Murray Regional Partnership.

Priority projects are rolling out across the state under the Fund, including in Barwon, Central Highlands, Gippsland, Great South Coast, Goulburn, Loddon Campaspe, Mallee, Ovens Murray and Wimmera Southern Mallee regions.

Quote attributable to Ovens Murray Partnership Chair Amber Gardner

“Improving community health and wellbeing is a key focus for the Ovens Murray Partnership, and I’m excited to see this investment in innovative digital health solutions to help improve our services.”

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