People living and working in the Goulburn region are invited to register for this year’s Regional Assembly in Shepparton on 18 July.
The Regional Assemblies began in 2016 and are the cornerstone of the Andrews Labor Government’s year-round consultation with regional Victorians through its nine Regional Partnerships.
More than 2,000 people attended Regional Assemblies in 2017, helping identify and refine their region’s priorities – including last year in Seymour.
Following last year’s Goulburn Assembly, the Partnership took the region’s key priorities directly to the Labor Government – including improved digital and transport connectivity, support for children and young people, a healthy and engaged population, a sustainable future for agriculture, and a strengthened economy.
The Labor Government listened and responded in the Victorian Budget 2018/19 with $312.9 million for upgrades to the Shepparton Rail Line and $23 million for the Munarra Centre for Regional Excellence – a state-of-the-art educational, sporting, cultural and community centre for young people on Yorta Yorta country in Shepparton.
This year’s Assembly will be a chance for Goulburn residents, community organisations and businesses to hear what the Partnership has achieved, and help shape its priorities, as well as to tackle some of the hard issues facing the region.
To register to attend the Goulburn Regional Assembly or to have your say, visit . For more information on the Goulburn Regional Partnership visit .
Quotes attributable to Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford
“Regional Partnerships are about listening and delivering for communities. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear what has been achieved and help shape the future of the Goulburn region.”
“We’re delivering for all Victorians – from regional cities to small towns, we believe regional communities are best placed to determine their priorities.”
Quotes attributable to Goulburn Regional Partnership Chair David Mackenzie
“We look forward to updating the community at our 2018 Assembly on what the Partnership is up to, and has achieved, but we’re also really looking forward to tackling some of the really hard questions that this region faces.”
“It will be a great night and a chance to really dig deep into the issues we face in Goulburn.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020