The Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Partnership consults and engages with its community throughout the year. In 2019/20, this engagement will be through targeted deep dive meetings.
Each of the nine Regional Partnerships hosted a virtual roundtable in May/June 2020 to hear directly from community and business leaders across regional Victoria.
The insights and evidence from the roundtables are now assisting the government in better understanding the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on local communities and paving the way for recovery through identifying the unique challenges and opportunities each region faces in driving social and economic recovery.
Working in tandem with the Regional Partnerships, Victoria’s five regionally based Regional Development Australia (RDA) committees helped determine place-based solutions to local issues and align Victorian and national efforts across all three tiers of government.
Read the outcomes of the Wimmera Southern Mallee roundtable session: Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Roundtable 2020 Playback (PDF 1157.56 KB).
In previous years, the annual Regional Assembly has provided a large forum and focus for such engagement.
Read about the Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Assemblies below.
The 2018 Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Assembly was held on Wednesday 30 May in Stawell and was attended by 200 people.
It was an opportunity to hear what the Partnership has achieved to date, and for further discussions on some of our key priorities:
- Strategic regional planning
- Coordinated service delivery and
- Improved education.
It was great to hear the passion and depth of conversation at the Assembly.
A report was sent to attendees.
Around 200 people attended our 2017 Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Assembly in Horsham in August 2017.
It was a great opportunity for local people to tell Partnership members and Government Ministers and representatives what is important to us.
The main topics discussed at the Assembly were:
- Environment and Energy
- Economic Development
- Social Welfare
- Local Infrastructure.
Held in October 2016 in Horsham, the first Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Assembly was a great success with community members from all across Wimmera Southern Mallee taking part in shaping the future of their region.
A document with key findings can be found here.