The Partnership engages with the Ovens Murray 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.
You can read about our previous Budget outcomes here.
Ovens Murray Partnership priorities supported in the Victorian Government Budget 2019/20 include:
- $340 million for up to 18 new trains to meet increased demand across the regional network, including for the North East line, Geelong and Ballarat lines, with the North East trains being the priority.
- $2.4 million to commence infrastructure and service planning work for the redevelopment of Wangaratta hospital to ensure world class care for Wangaratta patients.