The Partnership looks to champion initiatives that will enhance the social, cultural, environmental, and economic wellbeing of the communities in the Great South Coast region.
The Partnership has identified 11 priority initiatives for 2022-23 that reflect some of the challenges and opportunities faced by the Great South Coast region.
The priorities are guided by the Partnership’s Decision-Making Matrix which outlines the long-term outcomes the Partnership is striving to achieve.
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Priorities and outcomes
Key Worker Housing
Prioritised investment to deliver key and essential worker housing across the region in line with evidence and solutions identified in the Barwon South West Key Worker Action Plan.
Ag IoT on Farms
Agricultural productivity gains via connectivity on farms, hardware, skills development, information sharing, education and promotion of agricultural technologies.
Water Policy Reform
Lift productive water by 10% use through actions identified in the Food and Fibre 18-point plan to deliver GRP growth of $39.3m, 395 FTE jobs and household income growth of $21.7m.
Food and Fibre Great South Coast
Funding for Food and Fibre Great South Coast to coordinate and support the delivery of high value agriculture outcomes.
Great South Coast Road Network
Prioritised investment in nationally significant road network including Dairy Supply Chain roads, Narrow Roads and Princes Highway West and Great Ocean Road inland routes.
Portable Hydrogen Refueller
Accelerate Hydrogen Fuel Cell heavy vehicle development and operation in Victoria’s south-west.
Mobile Hydrogen Trailer – A Green Hydrogen Social Licence Demo
Invest in a Mobile Hydrogen Trailer – a Green Hydrogen Social Licence demonstration to lift understanding and acceptance of green hydrogen by showing it in familiar or ‘business as usual’ situations.
Warrnambool Hydrogen Bus Network
Facilitate the pathway to zero emission operations through policy and approval interventions and the creation of an appropriate State contractual framework to enable the zero-emission transition of a regional public bus transport network.
Southern Grampians Volcanic Trail
Business case for Southern Grampians Volcanic Trail project that will link Grampians National Park (Gariwerd) with Budj Bim Cultural Landscape and coastal tourism assets.
GROW Great South Coast
Employment and social procurement outcomes in disadvantaged communities.
Hamilton Digital Hub
Establish the region’s first digital hub in Hamilton to bring industry, students and community together to build pathways from education to employment and foster industry innovation.