The Andrews Labor Government is putting people first across our Goulburn Region as the community gathers in Shepparton tonight to discuss its top issues.
The Regional Assembly is the next step in the Goulburn Regional Partnership’s engagement with community, industry and government – providing an opportunity to flesh out ideas about what the region needs most.
In the lead up to the Assembly, the Goulburn Partnership posed questions to locals through a new website, generating hundreds of ideas.
People identified pathways to higher education, training and employment as the top priority for the region. Providing safe, inclusive and supportive environments for children and families and increasing job opportunities were also raised as important priorities.
Members of the local community and industry will join local council and government representatives at the Assembly for a discussion about the region’s most pressing priorities and to set out a roadmap on how to achieve them.
The Assembly will be an annual event that plays a key role in the new regional governance model, giving Regional Partnerships the chance to consult face-to-face on local priorities before directing them straight into the heart of government.
Following the Assembly, a summary of the outcomes, ideas and recommendations will be published online, and Goulburn Partnership Chair David McKenzie will brief the Rural and Regional Ministerial Committee on priorities for the region.
All nine Regional Partnerships have held an Assembly this year, which has given more than 1,300 people the chance to speak directly to government about what matters most to their region.
Quote attributable to Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford
“We’re here to listen and we’re here to put the people across the Goulburn region first. This is a real chance for the region to deliver their ideas straight into the heart of government decision making.”
Quotes attributable to Goulburn Regional Partnership Chair David McKenzie
“This is a very exciting time to be living and working in the Goulburn region and I’m pleased to advocate for the region through working with communities to identify their strategic priorities.”
“Our task for the assembly is to listen to what the community has to say, and identify clear themes and key priorities. The one goal we all have in common, is to work towards a stronger and healthier region.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020