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New committee members appointed

01/03/2021

A new group of local leaders has been appointed to serve the Central Highlands Regional Partnership’s next term.

The Victorian Government established the nine Regional Partnerships in 2016 in recognition that local communities are best placed to understand their region’s challenges and opportunities.

Committees are appointed to serve four-year terms, meaning the inaugural Central Highlands Regional Partnership committee’s tenure has come to an end.

Following an extensive recruitment campaign, Tim Matthews, a key business leader in the region, has been appointed Chair of the Central Highlands Regional Partnership.

Mr Matthews will be joined by a diverse and high-calibre group drawn from a variety of sectors.

Jennifer Ganske has been re-appointed Deputy Chair of the Central Highlands Regional Partnership. Other members include:

  • Karen Heap
  • Sophie Ellis
  • Wendy Sturgess
  • Brett Edgington
  • Darlene Henning-Marshall

These community members will be joined by local council CEOs, Regional Development Australia representatives and senior Victorian government officials.

The term of appointment for new members will run until 31 December 2024.

The Central Highlands Regional Partnership would like to thank the outgoing committee members for their dedicated service over the past four years. The role of the Partnership is to ensure their communities have a greater say about what matters to them and that their voices are heard by government.

The role of the Partnership is to ensure their communities have a greater say about what matters to them and that their voices are heard by government.

The Central Highlands Regional Partnership successfully advocated for a pilot to explore the concept of a “Hub for Premium Produce” aimed at supporting growth of small-scale niche farm businesses.

The pilot is a year into its three-year term and is working with local industries to progress the Hub concept.

For more information about the Central Highlands Regional Partnership’s priorities.



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