New Regional Partnership committee members appointed01/03/2021
New business and community members have been appointed to Victoria’s nine Regional Partnerships, giving rural and regional communities a direct voice into the heart of the Victorian Government.
A virtual welcome event was today hosted for over 150 new, re-appointed and continuing Regional Partnership committee members.
The Victorian Government established Regional Partnerships in 2016 across each part of the state in recognition that local communities are best placed to understand their region’s challenges and opportunities.
Regional Partnership members reflect the diversity of Victoria’s regions. This includes more Aboriginal Victorian members in the second term and greater female representation, with women making up 62 per cent of the business and community representatives.
Regional Partnerships are made up of community and business leaders, senior local and state government officers, and Regional Development Australia committee members.
The value of Regional Partnerships was demonstrated clearly in 2020 as the Victorian Government responded to the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Insights and evidence from the Regional Partnership’s roundtables held last year assisted the government to understand the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on communities and how to seize the opportunities to recover strongly and sustainably.
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