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New committee members appointed

01/03/2021

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

Following an extensive recruitment campaign, Win Scott has been re-appointed Chair of the Mallee Regional Partnership.

Mrs Scott will be joined by a diverse and high-calibre group drawn from sectors that include education, health, business, agriculture, manufacturing, social services, tourism, renewable energy, regional development and the arts.

Simone Heald has been appointed Deputy Chair of the Mallee Regional Partnership. Other members include:

  • Dr Antonio (Tony) Alessi
  • Glenn Stewart
  • Fiona Best
  • Michelle Oates
  • Brett Millington
  • Florence Davidson
  • Sharon Johnson
  • Lorraine Learmonth
  • Deborah Bogenhuber

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 Mallee 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 Mallee Regional Partnership successfully advocated to government for the appointment of a Cross Border Commissioner, as regulatory differences between states affect all aspects of home life and work for those living in border communities.

Luke Wilson was appointed as Victoria’s first Cross Border Commissioner in 2018. The Cross Border Commissioner has played an important role during the coronavirus pandemic in lessening the impacts on border communities as a result of travel restrictions between states.

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



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