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Recruitment underway for Victoria's first Cross Border Commissioner

03/08/2018

The search for Victoria’s first ever Cross Border Commissioner has begun, bringing to fruition a Mallee Regional Partnership priority.

In 2016 and 2017, the Mallee community told the Partnership about the need for a Cross Border Commissioner to further the interests of businesses, organisations and individuals who live, work and operate across Victoria’s border communities.  

“We listened to communities’ stories of the difficulties in living and working in a cross border area,” explains Win Scott, Chair of the Mallee Regional Partnership. “Then we took this priority to the Victorian Government.”

“We were thrilled that the Government listened to the Mallee and committed $800,000 in the 2018/ 19 State Budget to establish the Cross Border Commission. We’re very pleased recruitment for this really important Commissioner role is now underway.”

The Commissioner will be responsible for promoting the interests of Victorian border communities, resolving issues, and developing common approaches with neighbouring states.

The regionally-based Commissioner will work to remove barriers and find solutions to maximise growth and productivity.

The Victorian Government is now seeking applications for the role from people with significant experience in developing and implementing programs with business and community impact.

For more information visit the job advertisement. Advertisements for the new role will appear in newspapers this weekend as part of an extensive recruitment process.  

The Mallee Regional Partnership was set up by the Victorian Government in 2016 recognising that local communities are in the best position to understand the challenges and opportunities faced by their region.

Over the past two years, the Partnership has held three Regional Assemblies to listen to the community on issues that matter to them.



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