LODDON MALLEE

REGIONAL PRIORITIES

Regional Partnerships Expression of Interest Process Now Open

The Minister for Regional Development, the Hon Jaala Pulford MP, is seeking nominations from business and community leaders interested in representing their region on the Victorian Government’s new Regional Partnerships.

The Regional Partnerships will provide a platform for communities to have a greater say in issues that matter and ensure their needs are heard by Government.

There will be two Regional Partnerships in the Loddon Mallee region covering both Loddon Campaspe and Mallee.

Regional Partnerships will be established to drive local action around regional priorities and to direct them straight into the heart of the Labor Government.

The Partnerships will build on the work of existing regional leadership and advocacy groups, looking at the strategic priorities local communities have identified across economic, social and environmental issues.

Each Regional Partnership will include a number of business and community members, from which the chair and deputy chair will be selected. Partnerships will also include representatives and links to the three levels of government. These roles present an opportunity to collaborate with your community, identify regional priorities, influence government and positively shape the outcomes of your region.

Applications are sought from people with a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing their region, and a demonstrated ability to collaborate across community and industry groups.

People with experience working within and across sectors such as tourism, food and fibre, health and education may be particularly suited for the role.

Women, Aboriginal people, people with a disability and those from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application forms and further information are available online.

Expressions of interest close 11.59 pm on 6 March 2016.