The Partnership engages with the Great South Coast 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.
Great South Coast Partnership priority outcomes supported in the Victorian Government Budget 2019/ 20 include:
- $16.3 million from the Building Better TAFEs Fund to deliver a new Library and Learning Hub at South West TAFE in Warrnambool
- $5 million to develop the Budj Bim Master Plan
- $1.6 million for the Great Ocean Road action plan. This funding will establish a new statutory authority to manage and protect the Great Ocean Road, its land and seascapes
- $3 million for Victoria’s Coastcare program, supporting local volunteers and their important work across out coastlines