The Andrews Labor Government today announced the dates of Victoria’s 2018 Regional Assemblies, with the program set to kick off in May to advance the priorities of the Loddon Campaspe region.
The Regional Assemblies began in 2016 and are the cornerstone of the Labor Government’s year-round consultation with regional Victorians through its nine Regional Partnerships.
In 2017, more than 2,000 people attended Regional Assemblies, helping each Regional Partnership identify and refine their region’s priorities.
This year’s Regional Assemblies are a chance for local residents, community organisations and businesses to hear what the Partnerships have achieved to date, and to help Partnerships shape the agenda for the year ahead.
The Loddon Campaspe Regional Assembly will be held in Kyneton on Thursday, 3 May. It will include detailed discussions with the community on youth, early years, health, the economy, and track, trails and tourism.
Over the past 18 months, the Loddon Campaspe Regional Partnership has made a significant impact. Its voice – and that of others – led to a $45 million boost in the Victorian 2017/18 Budget for digital initiatives across the state, and a $91 million upgrade to the Bendigo and Echuca rail lines.
The Loddon Campaspe region includes the City of Greater Bendigo and the Macedon Ranges, Campaspe, Central Goldfields, Loddon and Mount Alexander shires.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford
“We’re governing for all Victorians – from regional cities to small towns, we believe regional communities are best placed to determine their priorities.”
“Regional Partnerships are about listening and delivering for your community. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to shape the future of your region.”
Quote attributable to Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas
“There could be no better place to start our Regional Assemblies than here in Kyneton, the heart of the Loddon Campaspe region.”
Quote attributable to Loddon Campaspe Regional Partnership Chair Nigel McGuckian
“The Loddon Campaspe Regional Assembly will be a chance to explore our priorities in greater detail, to hear how they are being responded to, to see what is being delivered in our region, and to gather your feedback.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020