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2018/19 Victorian Budget outcomes for Barwon


Barwon Partnership priorities supported in the Victorian Government Budget 2018/19 include:

  • $1.3 million for Project Runway, a collaborative pilot entrepreneurial ecosystem project led by Runway Geelong to grow industry and jobs and support scale-ups, innovation and research
  • $1.6 million for Skilling the Bay to raise educational attainment levels and improve pathways to employment in the Geelong area
  • Funding to expand the Geelong Project to four more government secondary schools to address student wellbeing, homelessness and disengagement
  • $153.2 million for the Geelong City Deal, including funding towards implementation of the Shipwreck Coast Master Plan Stage 2, development of the Geelong Convention and Exhibition Centre and the revitalisation of central Geelong
  • A share of $25 million for continuation of the Community Crime Prevention Program to fund local crime prevention initiatives, develop positive promotion of local communities and promote positive results of local crime prevention projects
  • $4.8 million to prepare the Barwon region for climate change with a focus on emergency management, maintenance and renewal of coastal infrastructure on public land, and landscape scale adaptation
  • A share of $11 million for the Victorian Mobile Project Round 4, building on the Government’s existing commitment to remove mobile black spots in regional Victoria

Download the Barwon Regional Partnership 2018/19 Budget Fact Sheet for more information. (PDF 401.2 KB)

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