The Partnership engages with the Central Highlands community throughout the year and takes our region’s priorities to the Victorian Government.
Over time, the Partnership has been able to refine the region’s priorities as it has consulted further.
In some cases, Government has responded to the priorities with funding for specific initiatives at Budget time or through the year.
But not all of our priorities require funding initiatives to get off the ground.
The Partnership recently completed an Outcomes Roadmap - a summary of the key outcomes the Partnership is striving to achieve, the actions and key projects the Partnership is focusing on, and what success will look like for the region. This is a living document and will be updated going forward.
One way in which our Partnership priorities can be realised is through the Budget process.
You can read about our 2019/20 Victorian Budget Outcomes below.
Read about our previous Budget outcomes.
Central Highlands Partnership priority outcomes supported in the Victorian Government Budget 2019/20 include:
- $10 million towards a $22.3 million restoration and redevelopment of Her Majesty’s Theatre in Ballarat
- A commitment to the provision of free public wi-fi in Ararat in areas where there are key community facilities and tourist attractions
- $100 million for the Western Rail Plan to facilitate the separation of regional and metropolitan services on the Ballarat line to reduce crowding, support population growth and enable fast rail
- Funding to build properties in Ballarat to support those Victorians escaping violence and homelessness