DELWP Regional Partnerships

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October 31st

Tarn Kruger, representing BREAZE met with Christine Ferguson, the Regional Director of the Grampians Region DELWP.

The ideas Tarn / BREAZE put forward at Monday’s meeting were around climate change; water security; and population change, and the importance for communities and industries to respond and prepare. On-going investment in research and development is critical in climate change mitigation and adaptation. In addition, issues facing the built environment concern energy supply and use; housing standards (sustainably); and transport efficiency and energy solutions.

Also at the meeting were Jennifer Ganske the Deputy Chair of the Central Highlands Regional Partnership and Ashley Pittard from Grampians Central Waste Resource Recovery, as the day was set aside for Christine and Jennifer to meet a range of key groups and discuss issues facing agriculture; the environment; and communities in this region.

Nine new Regional Partnerships have been established by the Victorian Government across the State to give regional communities greater say about what matters to them and ensure their voices reach the heart of government. The partnerships aim to increase collaboration between communities, industry, businesses and government to address the most important challenges and opportunities in each region. The members will engage with their communities on priorities for their region (hence meeting on October 31st), and build on existing strategies and plans to harness ideas. , Priorities will be presented directly to the Victorian Government’s Rural and Regional Ministerial Committee in early 2017.

Each Regional Partnership will hold a Regional Assembly to bring together people from the community, industry and government to discuss and debate the region's top priorities. The Regional Assembly for this area will be on November 15th, and Breaze has registered to attend.

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