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New committee members appointed

01/03/2021

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

Following an extensive recruitment campaign, David Richardson has been re‑appointed as Chair of the Loddon Campaspe Regional Partnership.

Mr Richardson will be joined by a diverse and high-calibre group drawn from sectors that include education, health, business, agribusiness, manufacturing, social services, tourism, resources, and regional development.

Rhonda Chapman has been appointed Deputy Chair of the Loddon Campaspe Regional Partnership. Other members include:

  • Jessica Kelly
  • Kyle Hayes
  • Leah Taaffe
  • Mark Morley
  • Mel McCarthy
  • Robert Musgrove
  • Rodney Carter
  • Tricia Currie

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 Loddon Campaspe 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 Loddon Campaspe Regional Partnership was instrumental in establishing the region’s Healthy Heart of Victoria initiative, addressing preventable disease by enabling more people to become more active more often.

Health Heart of Victoria first received funding in 2018 and has delivered rich local data through the Loddon Campaspe 2019 Active Living Census, as well as six Health Brokers embedded in local councils and shires, who are creating partnerships within their communities to bring health and wellbeing to the forefront in local decision-making.

Healthy Heart of Victoria has also funded infrastructure improvements and programs across the region, including:

  • Crossenvale Park upgrades in Echuca in Campaspe Shire
  • Path, seating and lighting upgrades, and outdoor fitness equipment in Kangaroo Flat and Long Gully in City of Greater Bendigo

For more information about the Loddon Campaspe Regional Partnership’s priorities.



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