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Regional Victoria’s best and brightest recognised in awards


A group of impressive community leaders and businesses have been recognised as this year’s finalists for the Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards.

The awards are designed to encourage, acknowledge and reward the valuable contributions individuals and businesses make throughout rural and regional Victoria.

Regional Development Victoria is proud to sponsor two major categories - the Business Achievement Award and the Leadership and Innovation Award.

The finalists are:

Regional Development Victoria Business Achievement Award:

  • Bendigo FoodShare, Long Gully
  • Coolabah Turf, Echuca West
  • Jackal Fencing, Long Gully
  • Scott Wilkinson, Cobden

Regional Development Victoria Leadership & Innovation Award:

  • Mat Bowtell, Cowes
  • Scott Wilkinson, Cobden
  • Stephanie Thoo, Drouin
  • Stuart Benjamin, Lake Wendouree

All finalists are also in the running for the People’s Choice Award. You can find out more about the finalists and vote through the official awards Facebook page.

The winners will be announced at an online presentation on the 4th December 2020.

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