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New committee members appointed

01/03/2021

A new group of local leaders has been appointed to serve the Gippsland 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.

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

Following an extensive recruitment campaign Therese Tierney, Chair of Gippsland Primary Health Network, has been appointed Chair of the Gippsland Regional Partnership.

Ms Tierney will be joined by a diverse and high-calibre group drawn from sectors that include education, health, business, agriculture, manufacturing, social services, tourism, renewable energy, regional development and the arts. Other members include:

  • Tiana Felmingham
  • Stephanie Thoo
  • Farhat Firdous
  • Stephen Angus
  • Kylie Dubrich-McLoughlin
  • Daniel Miller
  • Terry Robinson
  • Jane Anderson
  • Jane Ponting

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 Gippsland 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 Gippsland Regional Partnership prioritised improving employment pathways and investing in local talent to improve the future prosperity for all Gippslanders. The Partnership has joined forces with Federation University to provide subsidized scholarships through the ‘MBA Cost+’ project.

The first intake of the ‘MBA Cost+’ program commenced in September 2020 and included farmers, forestry workers, small business owners, manufacturers, a vet, winery operators, traditional owners, educators, real estate agents and social enterprise managers.

The ‘MBA Cost +’ program is already having an impact and benefiting many Gippsland businesses, including those impacted by fire, drought, coronavirus (COVID-19) and those navigating industry transition.

More information about the Gippsland Regional Partnership’s priorities.



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