Wimmera Southern Mallee locals have a chance to continue their conversation with the Andrews Labor Government, as community consultation leading up to the next Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Assembly kicks off.
Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford encouraged local residents to engage with the Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Partnership ahead of the 2017 Regional Assembly in Horsham on 2 August.
The Labor Government established nine Regional Partnerships last July, to give communities the opportunity to have their say on local matters and provide a direct voice into government decision-making.
Through extensive community engagement last year, the Wimmera Southern Mallee Partnership identified the region’s priorities for the future, including improving early childhood development, better leveraging the region’s competitive advantages in agri-science and building a more vibrant tourism industry.
The Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Partnership has started seeing the results of its hard work.
In addition to supporting development of a business model for the Networked Grains Centre of Excellence, the Labor Government has allocated $44.4 million towards biosecurity, to better protect the state’s international reputation as a clean, green producer of food and fibre.
This year’s consultation period and Regional Assembly will give the community a chance to build on the momentum already gained, and share thoughts about local opportunities and challenges that span every government portfolio.
The Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Partnership includes the shires of Hindmarsh, Northern Grampians, West Wimmera and Yarriambiack and the Horsham Rural City Council.
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford
“From Kaniva to Harrow, across our Grampians region and into the state’s North-West – we want to hear the issue that mean the most to you. We’re ready to listen and we’re ready to deliver for your community.”
“Rural and regional Victorians are passionate and keen to develop their regions. We hope they’ll embrace this opportunity to be part of Victoria’s Regional Assemblies.”
Quotes attributable to the Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Partnership Chair David Jochinke
“We want to build on the work that’s been done and we also want to hear new ideas so government, community and industry can collaborate for the benefit of the whole region.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020