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Wonthaggi to host 2018 Regional Assembly


Gippslanders can now register to attend this year’s Regional Assembly, to be held in Wonthaggi on Thursday 28 June.

Regional Assemblies, which began in 2016, are the cornerstone of the Government’s year-round consultation with regional Victorians through its nine Regional Partnerships.

In 2017, more than 2,000 people attended Regional Assemblies, helping identify and refine their region’s priorities.

In Gippsland, 330 people attended last year’s Regional Assembly in Sale, and the two mini Assemblies in Leongatha and Lakes Entrance, with the Partnership then taking the region’s key priorities, including skills and education, connectivity, and health and wellbeing, directly to the Victorian Government.

Following discussions at last year’s assembly, the 2018/19 state budget included more than $60 million for Federation Training in Gippsland, as well as funding to upgrade schools in the region and $115 million for Wonthaggi Hospital.

Gippsland Regional Partnership Chair, Maree McPherson is encouraging residents, community organisations and businesses to attend to hear what the Partnership has achieved to date, and to help further shape its priorities.

“This year’s Regional Assembly will be a chance to update the community on what the Partnership has achieved so far. Come along to our 2018 Assembly, let us hear your views and help us continue to shape the future of Gippsland,” Ms McPherson said.

Connectivity, energy and resources, family and community wellbeing, food and fibre, skills and education, visitor economy and tourism, and new jobs and industry, will all be on the agenda at the Assembly.

In addition to the Assembly in Wonthaggi, there will be a concurrent satellite session held in Lakes Entrance with participants able to feed into the Wonthaggi Assembly.

To register to attend the Gippsland Regional Assembly or the satellite session, visit

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