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New committee members appointed

01/03/2021

A new group of local leaders has been appointed to serve the Goulburn 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 Goulburn Regional Partnership committee’s tenure has come to an end.

Following an extensive recruitment campaign, General Manager of Seymour Passenger Services Stuart Locke has been appointed Chair of the Goulburn Regional Partnership.

Mr Locke will be joined by a diverse and high-calibre group drawn from sectors that include education, health, business, agriculture, tourism, regional development and the arts.

Amanda McCulloch, Fairley Foundation Executive Officer, has been appointed Deputy Chair of the Goulburn Regional Partnership. Other members include:

  • Paul Briggs OAM
  • Peter Hall
  • Jamie Lea
  • Elaine Mallows
  • Brendan Mustica
  • Elizabeth Capp
  • Colleen Furlanetto OAM
  • Sissy Hoskin

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 Goulburn 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 Goulburn Regional Partnership identified the need for a regional approach to grow the tourism capacity of Lake Eildon and to revitalise Seymour’s economy to support peri-urban growth.

The Partnership supported the development of the ‘blueprint’ for Lake Eildon and prepared a business case to revitalise Seymour. These two initiatives have set a foundation in place to attract funding for projects at Lake Eildon and already secured $2.1 million in funding for the development of a Trades Hub in Seymour to support the attraction of skilled workers as well as public open space and community facility upgrades.

For more information about the Goulburn Regional Partnership’s priorities.



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