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Gippsland Regional Partnership

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Gippsland is one of the most diverse regions in Australia with a gross regional product of $22.2 billion (2023). From unspoilt beaches to snowfields and rainforests, our 41,000km2 region covers a vast range of stunning landscapes including the internationally renowned Wilson’s Promontory National Park and one of Australia’s best-known tourism experiences, the Phillip Island Penguin Parade.

Natural resources, leading to energy generation, agriculture, forestry and tourism, as well as manufacturing have traditionally underpinned Gippsland’s growth. The area is a major electricity and natural gas producer for Victoria, but a global shift towards a low-carbon economy has created challenges for the energy sector and the region’s economy.

Our region includes 6 municipalities (Bass Coast Shire, Baw Baw Shire, East Gippsland Shire, Latrobe City, South Gippsland Shire Wellington Shire) and a population of approximately 304,100 (2022).

Map of the Gippsland partnership region

Established in 2016, Victoria’s second term Regional Partnership committees were appointed at the beginning of 2021.

Regional Partnerships are made up of community and business leaders, senior local and state government officers, and Regional Development Australia committee members.

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